Desegregation Of The Brown V. Board Of Education Of Topeka, Kansas 's Decision

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Schools today continue to be asked to do more with less. It is a message we have heard over and over. Across the country our poverty rates, based on free and reduced lunch percentages, continue to increase and the needs of our students have also increased. Unfunded mandates come forward which districts are required to comply with and infuse the needs into current school budgets. The journal article I chose to read and review discussed the implementation of desegregation plans since it is the 40th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas’s decision. Gordon (1994) explains the desegregation funding remedies have been inconsistent in nature. He discusses that despite significant federal funding to school districts it has only had a moderate impact on desegregation of our schools (Gordon,1994).
The Desegregation funding in Arizona is more than $200 million dollars and is allocated annually by the state in an attempt to ‘level the playing field.’ This funding is intended to provide equal access to materials and resources for students from families of lower socioeconomic status. We have to look at the implications of what happens to schools, staff, and students if the desegregation funding is removed, and the OCR requirements still remain. If not then are we going back to segregation by location, as this will have a direct effect on students of poverty.
District funding comes from a number of different sources and in my district it includes…

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