Twenty years after Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled that Hartford Public Schools had to immediately desegregate, more than half of all Hartford- area students still go to racially isolated schools — how is it that we haven’t followed through with the promise of Sheff v. O’Neill? Obviously, there aren’t any simple answers to this question: Why hasn’t Connecticut… Continue reading PDK Poll Results Illustrates Exactly Why Hartford’s Desegregation Plan Has Yet To Work
It looks like unfilled seats at Hartford Magnet schools will remain unfilled — at least for now. Today, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Marshall K. Berger granted the Sheff plaintiffs’ request for a temporary injunction, blocking the state’s efforts to change integration standards for Hartford area schools. This decision doesn’t have an immediate effect since… Continue reading Judge Rules In Favor Of Sheff Plaintiff: Blocks State Efforts To Shift Integration Standards
Last week, the state Department of Education announced that more Hartford Public School students attend racially diverse schools than ever before. More than twenty years after the landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case, the city is finally making headway toward its goal of desegregating capital city schools — but there is more to the story. As… Continue reading State Announces Hartford Desegregation Victory, But Is it Really A Victory?
Last Saturday marked a major anniversary for Connecticut, though you’d never know it. It wasn’t total radio silence, but certainly not the usual fanfare that comes from the 20th anniversary of a seminal supreme court case. The most prominent mention of the landmark Connecticut State Supreme Court Case Sheff v. O’Neill, which turned 20 on… Continue reading Sheff v. O’Neill Turns 20: How Long Will It Take For The State To Fulfill Its Promise To Connecticut Kids?