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Document Number: 1381

Desegregation Policy Across the Nation: Practices and Questions MS Word - The desegregation of American public schools began with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, becoming a concern in urban areas nationally with the Supreme Court's Charlotte, North Carolina busing ruling. Research thus far suggests that there is no foolproof method to attain desegregated schools. In this report we will: outline what legal standards districts must meet to be recognized as "unified" (desegregated); name some districts which are currently unified as well as others seeking unified status; note the means by which currently unified districts attained their goal and what those not yet identified as unified are doing; offer some of the claims of those arguing that schools are resegregating; and identify one approach to ending the cycle of segregation and desegregation. (Jennifer Dounay, Education Commission of the States, July 1998)...
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Publication: StateNote
Publisher: Education Commission of the States

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