ERIC Number: ED437479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-28
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Unitary Status: What Does It Mean in the Saint Louis Desegregation Case?
Rebore, Ronald W.
This paper examines the history of the desegregation movement in public education in order to understand a desegregation case in Saint Louis, Missouri. The first section provides information on desegregation litigation over the years, beginning with Plessy v. Ferguson in 1895 and examining in detail the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. The next section discusses Kansas City, Missouri, School District desegregation litigation, explaining how it has significance for what is occurring in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area. This section explains that in 1997 the state of Missouri argued before a federal judge that the Kansas City desegregation plan had reached unitary status (desegregation). The third section examines Saint Louis, Missouri, School District desegregation litigation and what constitutes unitary status. The final section discusses the political implications of unitary status. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education