desegregation http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Plaintiffs In School Desegregation Suit Say Goals Remain Elusive After 60 Years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/plaintiffs-school-desegregation-suit-say-goals-remain-elusive-after-60-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 60 years after school segregation was outlawed, two members of the family most associated with the case say that the St. Louis area student transfers show that the true goals of the Supreme Court's ruling remain unfulfilled.</span></p><p>Linda Brown Thompson and Cheryl Brown Henderson, whose Topeka, Kan., family was the lead plaintiff in the landmark 1954 ruling, told an audience at Saint Louis University law school Friday that their case was more about equality of resources and opportunity than simply letting black and white students sit together.</p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 04:51:59 +0000 Dale Singer 33921 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Plaintiffs In School Desegregation Suit Say Goals Remain Elusive After 60 Years School Transfers: Lessons From St. Louis' Past http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/school-transfers-lessons-st-louis-past <p>This fall more than 2,500 students climbed on board buses and into taxis leaving the unaccredited Normandy and Riverview Gardens Districts for accredited districts in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The migration began after a ruling this June by the Missouri Supreme Court, which upheld a controversial state law.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It just so happens that the two unaccredited districts are predominantly African-American, and the districts chosen to receive them are largely white.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Maria Altman 30946 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org School Transfers: Lessons From St. Louis' Past St. Louis Districts Renew Student Transfer Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-districts-renew-student-transfer-program <p>Suburban St. Louis districts will continue to accept black students who transfer from the St. Louis city district through a program that grew out of a desegregation case. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:50:43 +0000 The Associated Press 5605 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Districts Renew Student Transfer Program $96 million settlement helps SLPS clear one hurdle toward reaccreditation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/96-million-settlement-helps-slps-clear-one-hurdle-toward-reaccreditation <p>For the first time in a decade, the St. Louis Public Schools will be debt-free.</p><p>Superintendent Kelvin Adams announced today that the district has entered an agreement with the plaintiffs in a <a href="http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-8th-circuit/1344390.html">1972 case</a> over the district&#39;s segregation policies that frees up $96 million for debt reduction and district operations.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:37:29 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2521 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org $96 million settlement helps SLPS clear one hurdle toward reaccreditation