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Shame

by: ctblogger

Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:01:00 AM EST


Somehow I'm sure Elizabeth Horton-Sheff is not happy with the state of educational affairs in Hartford.

As someone who grew up in the Greater Hartford area, it's outrageous that years after the Sheff v O'Neil case we're STILL dealing with this subject.

Connecticut has run out of time to comply with a court order to reduce the inequities caused by the segregation of Hartford's largely black and Hispanic school population.

The state Department of Education on Thursday afternoon reported that 37 percent of Hartford students are now attending integrated schools -- 4 percent shy of the number the state agreed to reach in a settlement five years ago.

The shortfall means the state will have to negotiate a new settlement with the plaintiffs.

"We are extremely disappointed. They have had years to reach this requirement. It was a reasonable and achievable goal," said Martha Stone, a lawyer for the plaintiffs in the 1996 Sheff v. O'Neill case that led to the Connecticut Supreme Court's ordering the state to desegregate Hartford schools.

[...]

Because the state did not reach the integration requirements, a new settlement is being negotiated.

Stone, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, said she's asking that new agreement provide that the percentage of Hartford students attending integrated schools be even higher than the current 41 percent.

"We have a decision from the Supreme Court that all the students be attending integrated schools, not just a slice of them," she said. "It's court ordered."

Stone points to a new report provided to her from the state Department of Education showing that thousands of students are now better off because of school choice. Those results show that students in the choice programs test significantly above their peers in the zoned neighborhood schools.

"The fact that all these students are not getting this opportunity is extremely troubling," she said.


This is simply ridiculous and everyone from Hartford who is concerned about racial inequality in the school system should be outraged.  

Shame, shame, shame...

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