Policy Storms at the Central Office: Conflicting Narratives of Racial Equity and Segregation at School Committee Meetings
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Keywords

School desegregation
structural intersectionality
critical ethnography
structural racism
educational policy

How to Cite

Wilcox, S. (2020). Policy Storms at the Central Office: Conflicting Narratives of Racial Equity and Segregation at School Committee Meetings. Research in Educational Policy and Management, 2(1), 40-56. https://doi.org/10.46303/repam.02.01.3

Abstract

This article reports findings from a multiyear critical ethnography that examined race talk dilemmas of school leaders at the central office at a small urban school district to understand why racialized educational policies and practices still persist against African American students. This study takes a structural approach to investigating the impact that race talk has on educational policymaking at the local district level. The guiding research question in this paper examines how we can understand educational reform and policy implementation and the unintended consequences of those interventions through the local from a historical context.

https://doi.org/10.46303/repam.02.01.3
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