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A landmark 1954 Supreme Court case, now 65 years since—what have been the impacts and progress? The case and surrounding events are considered to be one of the cornerstones of the civil rights movement that helped establish the precedent that separate-but-equal education and other services were not in fact equal. Tune in for this episode to hear a discussion between guest host, Dr. Heather Bennett, director of equity services for PSBA, and Dr. Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education for Penn State.

The composition of students is a critical part of the educational experience and the important role that public schools play in preparing future adults to carry out our basic democracy.

Skip to: 06:25 Why is this case so significant?
Skip to: 11:33 What is the aftermath of the Brown decision?
Skip to: 22:18 What can we do about the current resegregation of school districts across the nation?

Dr. Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education for Penn State

Erica Frankenberg (Ed.D., Harvard University) is a professor of education and demography in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests focus on racial desegregation and inequality in K-12 schools, and the connections between school segregation and other metropolitan policies. At Penn State, Dr. Frankenberg teaches classes on education policy and politics. In 2014, she coordinated the Civil Rights and Education conference at Penn State, and is co-editor of a 2016 book from this conference. With Liliana Garces, Dr. Frankenberg directs a civil rights and education center at Penn State.