Book Forum

Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board after Half a Century

May 11, 2004 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education; Gerard Robinson, University of Virginia; Casey Lartigue, Fight for Children; Clint Bolick, School Choice Alliance; and Howard Fuller, Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University.

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Fifty years ago this month, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education, struck down “separate but equal” in order to attain educational equality. But today there is still concern over educational inequality, particularly for minorities living in America’s urban centers. What is the next step needed to improve education for all children across the country? U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will deliver opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion featuring several contributors to the new Cato Institute book, Educational Freedom in Urban America: Brown v. Board after Half a Century.

Prepared Remarks of Secretary Rod Paige on the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision