"No one could assert that government officials set out to 'create' segregated schools [in Hartford, CT]. But they abetted their creation simply by siting and building schools to fit the racially and economically separate setup that discrimination had created. Even though segregation wasn't desirable, it became a given in the education of thousands and thousands of the city's children."
from The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial, by Susan Eaton
I'm about a quarter of the way through the 350-page book, quoted above, that I chose for MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge. The beautiful weekend weather, a party, a movie, and hanging out erased my competitive drive. Drop by MotherReader's blog and click the links (on the right) to see other readers who racked up thousands of pages. Cool. Congratulations! Meanwhile, The Children in Room E4 is excellent.