A panel talks about why America’s public schools are becoming “re-segregated.” They’ll talk about the legacy of court-ordered busing to create racial balance in the schools, and what parents, teachers, administrators, and others believe is best for their children today.


  • Ron Walters Director of the African American Leadership Institute and professor in government and politics at the University of Maryland. He is the author of over 100 articles and 10 books, including most recently, "The Price of Racial Reconciliation."
  • Gary Orfield Professor of education at Harvard University
  • Michael Kirk Partner at Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal specializing in Constitutional and school desegregation law
  • Janell Byrd Senior attorney in the Washington office of the Legal Defense Fund


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