The Lawsuit Trying to Desegregate New Jersey Schools

NJ Spotlight | January 24, 2020
What’s behind the suit and just how complicated is the issue?
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New Jersey is one of few states whose constitution bans de facto school segregation.

Studies have found that New Jersey has some of the most segregated public schools in the United States — despite being one of few states whose constitution bans de facto school segregation. A landmark lawsuit is trying to change that and could bring major changes to education in the Garden State. NJ Spotlight Education reporter John Mooney discusses the background and complexities of the issue on WHYY’s The Why. Listen here.

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