REICE 2020 - Volume 18, No 4
School Segregation as Oppression

Let's not be innocent. Segregation is not an unintended side effect of innocent educational policies that only seek to improve the quality of education. School segregation is a conscious and deliberate act of oppression - in the sense of Iris Marion Young (2011) – whereby the groups that hold power separate, exclude, and marginalize minority groups, so they are preventing them from receiving education quality. Without that conception of segregation as an exercise of power, we are not grasping the true magnitude of school segregation, nor will we be able to understand it, nor will we be able to rearm ourselves to fight against it.

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Murillo, F. J. & Martínez-Garrido, C. (2020). Segregación escolar como opresión [School segregation as oppression]. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 18(4), 5-8.