School desegregation

A judge dismisses a case from a St. Louis mother who says her school district's desegregation plan is racially discriminatory. Her legal team expects to take its fight to the Supreme Court.

St. Louis Schools plan to draw down its long-running school desegregation program. Observers say the program achieved integration, but mixed academic results.

A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.

Despite desegregation laws, White parents usually fight accepting poorer Black students from failing districts.