A Conversation on “Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works”
Please join us for a discussion of Rucker C. Johnson’s new book, Children of the Dream. Professor Johnson will be in conversation with Dean Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Chris Edley, Jr.
While we are frequently told that school integration was a social experiment doomed from the start, Johnson demonstrates in his book that it was, in fact, a spectacular achievement. Drawing on longitudinal studies going back to the 1960s, he shows that students who attended integrated and well-funded schools were more successful in life than those who did not—and this held true for children of all races. Contending that integrated, well-funded schools are the primary engine of social mobility, Children of the Dream offers a radical new take on social policy.