This week Louis Freedberg focuses on the state of education in America 50 years after the landmark National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission, which was released on Feb. 29, 1968.  Its most famous observation: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”

Louis shares excerpts from presentations at a Feb. 28 event he attended in Washington, D.C., One Nation Indivisible? America 50 Years After the Kerner Commission, co-sponsored by the Learning Policy Institute, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Economic Policy Institute.

The podcast includes comments from Learning Policy Institute president Linda Darling-Hammond, co-directors of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project Gary Orfield and Patricia Gándara, The Education Trust president and former U.S. secretary of education John King, and Hewlett Foundation education program director Kent McGuire.