The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

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Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project, Rutgers Law School

In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project at Rutgers Law School.  Ms. Boddie is an award-winning legal scholar and a full-time law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Before joining Rutgers she was the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF).  She is also advising counsel for plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit challenging de facto segregation in New Jersey. In this episode, Ms. Boddie discusses the central issues in that pending litigation, and the benefits of an inclusive school environment for all students.