NCSD member Philip Tegeler connects the two-way bilingual education model to ongoing school desegregation efforts in Hartford, CT at Latino Policy Day, hosted by the Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission & Hispanic Federation (2016).
School desegregation efforts in Connecticut are guided by a State Supreme Court decision, issued in 1996, named Sheff v. O’Neill. There is a significant amount of activity, particularly in Hartford, where the legal enforcement has been the strongest.
- Hartford, CT — School Integration: What Helps Kids the Most (CNN Video, February 2016)
- Hartford, CT — Plaintiff Elizabeth Horton Sheff was interviewed by BBC Radio for a series about race in the United States. (BBC, America in Black and White: Segregation, The Compass, America in Black and White Episode #3, January 2016)
- Hartford, CT —The Problem We All Live With, Part Two (This American Life, August 2015)
- Hartford, CT — Hartford Students In Regional Magnets And Open Choice Outperform Kids In City Schools (Hartford Courant, October 2012)
- Connecticut: — Suburban schools the next integration battleground (Connecticut Post, November 2011)
- Hartford, CT — Sheff Movement requests meeting with Connecticut education commissioner re: consultation requirements for ESEA waiver requests (November 2014)
- The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial by Susan Eaton (Algonquin Books, 2007)
- “Separate But Unequal,” a student-made documentary of the Sheff v. O’Neill case, produced by T.J. Sullivan. The documentary was recognized as the “Outstanding Entry in CT History” at the 2014 CT History Day competition.
- Integration Ambassadors: A Grassroots Network of Parents and Educators in Greater Hartford Keeps Racial and Economic Diversity in Schools and on Agendas by Susan Eaton (One Nation Indivisible, 2013)
- Connecticut School Integration: Moving Forward as the Northeast Retreats (Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, 2015)
ACTIVE NCSD MEMBERS
- The Sheff Movement coalition (Contact: Philip Tegeler, email@example.com)
- The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union continue to be part of the Sheff v. O’Neill legal team.
RESEARCH ADVISORY PANEL MEMBERS
- Casey Cobb, University of Connecticut
“Separate But Unequal,” a student-made documentary of the Sheff v. O’Neill case, produced by T.J. Sullivan (2014)