Associate Professor of Education, University of South Carolina
Jon Hale’s research focuses on the history of American education, specifically the history of student and teacher activism, education reform during the Civil Rights Movement, and the intersection of race and policy in the field of education. His award-winning book, The Freedom Schools, examines the history of Mississippi student activism during the Civil Rights Movement. Hale’s other research interests include the desegregation of K-12 education, the history of grassroots education reform efforts, and the origins of school choice. Hale is also interested in public and oral history as a means to document the history of American education through community engagement. Hale has won a dissertation and a postdoctoral award from the Spencer Foundation and the National Academy of Education.
America recently marked the 65-year anniversary of the Supreme Courts decision in Brown v. Board of Education a landmark case intended to abolish the separate-but-equal doctrine of racial segregation in schools. But...