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The Science and Law of School Segregation and Diversity$
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Roger J.R. Levesque

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190633639

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190633639.001.0001

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Empirical Assessments of the Implementation of Laws Addressing School Segregation and Diversity

Empirical Assessments of the Implementation of Laws Addressing School Segregation and Diversity

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The Science and Law of School Segregation and Diversity
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Roger J.R. Levesque

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190633639.003.0005

This chapter analyzes research related to the necessity of remedial approaches as well as potential alternatives to addressing racial disparity and the segregation of schools. These constitute critical analyses due to the manner in which the US Supreme Court addresses group classifications relating to race. These analyses reveal scant empirical evidence that addresses the law’s direct needs. Notably, it is not clear that integration efforts that use racial classifications are necessary to address the ills described by the legal system. In addition, it is not clear that alternatives, such as using economic status to shape school districts, increase integration in ways that reduce the harms associated with discrimination. In the end, the conclusion is not that these approaches could not receive empirical support; rather, it is that researchers simply have not engaged in the type of research needed to address key legal claims.

Keywords:   compelling state interests, discrimination, racial classifications, racial disparity, school segregation

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