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ERIC Number: ED020978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul-5
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HOBSON V. HANSEN--WHAT IS LAW FOR.
INGER, MORTON; AND OTHERS
JUDGE JAMES SKELLY WRIGHT'S DECISION IN THE HOBSON V. HANSEN SCHOOL SEGREGATION CASE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IS EXAMINED IN SEVERAL SHORT ARTICLES. JUDGE WRIGHT HELD THAT THE 1954 SUPREME COURT SCHOOL DESEGREGATION DECREE EXTENDS TO DE FACTO AS WELL AS TO DE JURE SEGREGATION. HE RULED THAT SUBSTANDARD EDUCATION OF THE POOR IS DISCRIMINATORY, REGARDLESS OF RACE, AND ORDERED THE BUSING OF NEGROES TO PREDOMINATELY WHITE SCHOOLS, TEACHER INTEGRATION, AND THE ABOLITION OF THE TRACK SYSTEM IN THE SCHOOLS. HE ALSO NOTED THAT THE ANNUAL PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE IN NEGRO SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON WAS $100 LESS THAN IN WHITE SCHOOLS. THUS APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME TO EDUCATION A BAR AGAINST ECONOMIC DISCRIMINATION. ALTHOUGH JUDGE WRIGHT CRITICIZED THE ABSENCE OF INTERDISTRICT SCHOOL SYSTEM COOPERATION AMONG THE DISTRICT AND THE MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA SUBURBS, HE DID NOT FIND FOR THE PLAINTIFF ON HIS REQUEST FOR METROPOLITANIZATION. INCLUDED IS A SUMMARY OF AND COMMENTARY ON THE BRIEF SUBMITTED BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, SOME PRESS OPINIONS, EXCERPTS FROM A LECTURE GIVEN BY THE JUDGE, AND A PROFILE OF HIM. COMMENTS ON THE DECISION BY THE GENERAL COUNSEL OF THE NAACP, BY A WASHINGTON ATTORNEY, AND BY A PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY ARE ALSO INCLUDED. THESE ARTICLES WERE PUBLISHED IN "THE CENTER FORUM," VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, JULY 5, 1967. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; HOBSON V HANSEN