Does Miss. case reflect trend toward racial disparities in schools?

04/20/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A Mississippi school district was recently ordered by a federal judge to end a transfer policy that had served to create "racially identifiable" schools. The case reflects a growing national trend toward racial disparities in schools, according to the article, and education leaders at the national level are looking into whether practices in schools across the U.S. are providing minority students with the same access to the best teachers, courses and resources as their white counterparts.

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