Court Hears School Desegregation Arguments Monday

More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate classrooms in Little Rock, Arkansas are at another turning point.

The state wants to end its long-running payments for desegregation programs, but three school districts that receive the money say they need it to continue key programs. And a federal judge has accused the schools of delaying desegregation so they can keep receiving an annual infusion of $70 million.

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Monday from both sides. Eventually, the judges are expected to decide whether Arkansas still has to make the payments and whether two of the districts should remain under court supervision.


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  • by Dawg on Sep 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    Need to go back to neighborhood schools, let the kids walk, the money saved on bussing will help put teachers back in the classroom.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 05:48 AM
    and see how nice that school will become!
  • by fair on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:42 AM
    Have you looked at the Schools lately. There's one white and the rest black in one class room. Graduation classes are 2% white and 98% other. What is desegregation these days. Think about it! I'm tired of hearing it, being fair goes both ways, thank you!
    • reply
      by Fred on Sep 18, 2011 at 07:20 AM in reply to fair
      Yes sir! I agree!!!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:35 PM in reply to fair
      What city and state do you live in because majority of the kids in my daughter's class and school are white
      • reply
        by fair on Sep 19, 2011 at 08:52 AM in reply to Anonymous
        anonymous; North Carolina public schools
      • reply
        by Sadly True on Sep 20, 2011 at 08:00 AM in reply to Anonymous
        My kids class is around 50% white, 35% hispanic, 10% black, 5% mixed or other.
  • by anyman Location: washington on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:39 AM
    a family should be able to pick their school
  • by School Desegregation ? on Sep 17, 2011 at 05:03 PM
    Heck Yeah! It's about time! I'm 100% for it. I just wish we could do it in all 50 states. NOW!
  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 17, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    no comments,,,,or no printable comments?
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