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Gary Orfield

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Gary Orfield

Gary Orfield is a professor of education and social policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Kennedy School of Government, and co-director of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. He co-edited Religion, Race and Justice in a Changing America (Century Foundation) and Chilling Admissions: The Affirmative Action Crisis and the Search for Alternatives (HEPG), and is currently co-editing a book on high-stakes testing. He is the co-author, with Susan E. Eaton, of Dismantling Desegregation (New Press).


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Sit in classrooms, eat in lunchrooms, romp on playgrounds and wander the
hallways in randomly selected public schools in America: It's right
here, in the nation's increasingly segregated and as

With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.