A landmark 1954 Supreme Court case, now 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.
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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.