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JCPS Supreme Court case echoing in Chicago

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 10 at 12:43 AM

As the Jefferson County Public Schools' student assignment plan continues to come under fire here. the U.S. Supreme Court decision which forced changes to the system is affecting other districts across the country.

The Austin Weekly reports on the current controversy in Chicago Public Schools, which has been under a federal consent decree regarding desegregation since 1980.  The Chicago school system is wrestling with the same central issue that remains in Louisville.  Did the decision end the use of race as a determining factor in student assignment or merely prevent race from being the sole factor?

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