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ERIC Number: ED020219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 9
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THE WASHINGTON, D.C. SCHOOL CASE.
WRIGHT, J. SKELLY
THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS EXCERPTS FROM THE OPINION HANDED DOWN IN THE "HOBSON V. HANSEN" CASE. A SUIT HAD BEEN FILED IN 1966 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS WHICH CHARGED THAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WAS DISCRIMINATING UNCONSTITUTIONALLY AGAINST NEGROES AND POOR CHILDREN ON BOTH DE JURE AND DE FACTO GROUNDS. THE SUIT ALSO CLAIMED THAT UNDER THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION THE SCHOOL BOARD WAS OBLIGED TO REMEDY THE SITUATION. THE COURT HANDED DOWN THE OPINION THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DID IN FACT DISCRIMINATE, AND DECREED THAT RACIAL OR ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION BE PERMANENTLY ENJOINED IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE COURT SET A COMPLIANCE DATE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF THE TRACK SYSTEM OF ABILITY GROUPING, FOR THE PROVISION OF VOLUNTARY BUSING TO UNDERPOPULATED SCHOOLS, AND FOR THE ABOLITION OF CERTAIN OPTIONAL SCHOOL ZONES. THE COURT ALSO ORDERED SUBSTANTIAL TEACHER INTEGRATION WITHIN EACH SCHOOL. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "INTEGRATED EDUCATION," VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4, ISSUE 28, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1967. (NH)
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Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Hobson v Hansen