Research reports

A list sorted by subject of material available here and online.


Achievement Gap

Equity Within Reach: Insights from the Front Lines of America’s Achievement Gap


Segregation, Desegregation and Resegregation

Racial Transformation and the Changing Nature of Segregation, Harvard Civil Rights Project, 2006, 41 pp.

From the report: “…there has not been a serious discussion of the costs of segregation or the advantages of  integration for our most segregated population, white students. The lack of discussion of this  issue in public schools stands in sharp contrast to the intense national discussion of the question  in colleges during the long struggle that led up to the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision upholding  affirmative action in college admissions.”

With All Deliberate“: Achievement, Citizenship and Diversity in American Education, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University, 2005, 44 pp.

From the “Call to Action”: “This paper suggests that America in 2005 is not the America of 1954 and that many of t he appropriate actions taken to integrate our schools at that time may not be useful now. In 1954, our schools alone were asked to carry the full burden of integration. In 2005, any effort to reach across racial boundaries in school and out of school must be based on a new school-and-community compact.”

Socioeconomic Integration

The Socioeconomic Composition of the Public Schools: A Crucial Consideration in Student Assignment Policy” (2005, UNC Center for Civil Rights)

Helping Children Move From Bad Schools to Good Ones” (2006, R. Kahlenberg, the Century Foundation).

Teacher qualifications

Days of Reckoning: Are States and the Federal Government Up to the Challenge of Ensuring a Qualified Teacher for Every Student?” (Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights)