Susan Eaton is the author, most recently, of The Other Boston Busing Story (Yale). She is also the co-author, with Gary Orfield, of Dismantling Desegregation (New Press). Her book about a landmark desegregation case and a classroom in Hartford, Connecticut, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.
An inner-city mother jailed for sending her kids to a suburban school district? This belongs to a past we'd do best to leave behind.
When Mary Frances Berry resigned as chair of the Commission on Civil Rights on December 7, the media's harsh, fleeting spotlight on Berry's purported combativeness distracted readers from the rea
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