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ERIC Number: ED021916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 3
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Trigg County Tried "Pairing," and It Worked.
Sinclair, Ward
The school system in Trigg County, Kentucky is one of the most throughly desegregated in the State because of a successful school pairing plan. Combining the attendance zones of Negro and white schools enabled the establishment of biracial schools with students divided by grade into different school buildings. A pairing plan, it was felt, would overcome de facto segregation. The 12 Negro teachers in the system retained their jobs and were placed in biracial classes. The smooth desegregation of the high school was helped by the transfer of top Negro athletes from the closed Negro high school. Appropriate curriculum changes, including the addition of reading programs, have been implemented in the desegregated schools. Under the determined leadership of the school superintendent and the school board, the integration process was accomplished without incident. In five other Kentucky counties the schools have been desegregated through pairing. (NH)
Southern Education Report; v3 n2 September 1967
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Identifiers: Kentucky