Joe Biden and Busing

That was then; this . . . is then, too

Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. “Schools-City-Busing” The Gateway to Oklahoma History

Dozens of public school districts around the country still use socioeconomic and demographic characteristics in voluntary efforts to desegregate. But, Gadsden (Brett Gadsden, author of “Between North and South,” a book about decades of desegregation efforts in Biden’s home state of Delaware) said, “civil rights activists and educational reformers have shifted their focus toward recruiting teachers of color” to predominantly minority schools, “offering culturally relevant curriculum, correcting disciplinary disparities” and equalizing spending on black and white students.

Award-winning former features reporter for the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star, HuffPo contributor and author.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store