segregated schools http://wrkf.org en School Desegregation Motivates DOJ's Complaint Over Vouchers http://wrkf.org/post/school-desegregation-motivates-dojs-complaint-over-vouchers <p>The Justice Department is worried that Louisiana's private school voucher program may be undermining efforts to overcome the historic segregation of public schools, and last month asked a federal court to stop the state from awarding any more vouchers until it's shown the program isn't undoing progress.</p><div> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 02:00:17 +0000 Amy Jeffries 15960 at http://wrkf.org Justice Department Sues Louisiana Over School Vouchers http://wrkf.org/post/justice-department-sues-louisiana-over-school-vouchers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/08/FlemingVouchersWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio">Vouchers in districts under desegregation orders at issue.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Justice Department is suing Louisiana for issuing school vouchers to students in districts under desegregation orders. The federal government says the system is undermining racial balances in public schools.</span><p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 18:48:19 +0000 Eileen Fleming 15233 at http://wrkf.org Justice Department Sues Louisiana Over School Vouchers Carving Up The Elephant: Resegregation In Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/carving-elephant-resegregation-louisiana <p>It’s been nearly 60 years since the landmark <i>Brown v. Board of Education </i>decision, and the subsequent flurry of lawsuits forcing the desegregation of schools. Two recent studies—one from Stanford University, the other from UCLA—say that schools, particularly in the South, are becoming re-segregated after the lawsuits are settled. Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish appears to be part of that pattern.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlhYxTqV7ZU</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:49:50 +0000 Sue Lincoln 6557 at http://wrkf.org Carving Up The Elephant: Resegregation In Louisiana