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Central Standard

Integration Of Schools

Almost 65 years after the landmark ruling of Brown v. Board of Education that desegragated public schools, research suggests U.S. schools are resegregating and, in some places, are more segregated than ever. On this episode, we dive into a discussion about how much of a priority integration plays in Kansas City metro schools.

  • Elle Moxley, education reporter, KCUR 89.3
  • Lisa Gooden, board member, District Advisory Council for Kansas City Public Schools
  • Susan Wilson, Vice Chancellor, Division of Diversity and Inclusion at UMKC
  • Gabriel Muñoz, local father
  • Susan Eaton, Professor of Practice in Social Policy at Brandeis University
People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.