On May 17, 1954 the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously against “separate but equal” in public schools, recognizing segregation meant inequality. The point was to improve education for impoverished minorities. But today’s guest Richard Rothstein argues black children remain more racial;ly and socioeconomically isolated today tha at any time since data have been collected, and that the cycle of poverty continues. He says housing reform is necessary for their to be effective education reform. It is a sobering message, we have a long way yet to go.