Brownv. Board of Education
TheBrownv. Board of Educationcase has greatly impacted the American’s education system as itadvocated for equal opportunities for every citizen despite theirrace. In spite of a lot of resistance, the court overturned thePlessyv Fergusoncase, which permitted racial segregation with a guise “separate butequal.” The Brownv. Education Boardcase faced a lot of challenges because of the Plessyv. Fergusonissue, which was deeply rooted in America, and trying to change itbecame an uphill task(NAACP LDF, n.d.).
Oneof the Chief Justices in court rejected Plessy’s case ruling as anyseparate education facility meant inequality because all theintangible inequalities of isolation hindered equal protection forblack students under the law of the land (NAACPLDF, n.d.).Hence, Brown’s doctrine gained fame and helped to change access toeducation for every student in any part of the nation without beingsegregated, but its fruit has not been perfectly enjoyed.
Brown’swork is still unfinished until now. The Brownv. Education Boardcase did not transform the country instantly as change happensgradually. President Obama, while he was a senator, said thatsegregated institutions are inferior 50 years after Brownv. Education board case, andthe low profile education provided then and now helps to elaboratethe persistent achievement gap that exists between the White andBlack students today(Brownstein, 2014).
Recently,the new Stanford data set revealed that there are still inequalitiesin local education in the USA. Professor Sean Reardon one of theresearchers and his colleagues found out that there are largerachievement gaps in districts where Blacks and the Hispanics studentwent to high poverty institutions compared with their Whitecounterpart “where parents on average have high levels ofeducational attainment and where large racial attainment gap existin parents’ educational attainment,”(Stanford News, 2016).
Educationis very crucial for everybody because it is the pillar of success.Hence, everybody must have equal right to access the best educationin regardless of their race or class. There has been a lot of effortstowards education equality, but we still experience it up to date.Therefore, the eradication of this menace needs the nation’ssacrifice and energy so as to achieve Brown’s doctrine.
Brownstein, R.(2014, April 25). How Changed—andDidn`t Change—American Education – The Atlantic. Retrieved fromhttp://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/two-milestones-in-education/361222/
NAACPLDF. (n.d.). Landmark: | NAACP LDF.Retrieved from http://www.naacpldf.org/case/brown-v-board-education
StanfordNews. (2016, April 29). Local education inequities across U.S.revealed in new Stanford data set | Stanford News. Retrieved fromhttp://news.stanford.edu/2016/04/29/local-education-inequities-across-u-s-revealed-new-stanford-data-set/