Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings


2:45 to 4:15 pm:

Monday, May 23, 2005
Workshop Series Two
Trends in the Field

Separate and Unequal Infrastructure: Public Investment
in School Facilities

More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education, racial segregation persists and regional development patterns and population growth have resulted in a massive need to modernize old schools and construct new ones. School districts across the country are in the midst of a $90 billion three-year building boom. Unfortunately, many low-income communities of color receive less of this public investment than wealthier communities. This session examined how recent litigation and legislative advocacy are pushing states to make their school construction expenditures more equitable.



  • Mary Filardo, Founder and Executive Director, 21st Century School Fund
  • Sue Fothergill, Education Advocate, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD)
  • Richard Raya, Senior Associate, PolicyLink


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