Susan Eaton is research director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. Her most recent book is The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial.
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