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NJ Supreme Court rules racial diversity imperative in schools

jgruber

 Court rules racial mix imperative for schools
Justices reject pullout bid over concern for diversity
Thursday, August 12, 2004
BY ROBERT SCHWANEBERG
Star-Ledger Staff

Citing a "constitutional imperative to prevent segregation in our public schools," the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a school district may not withdraw from a regional high school if it would hasten racial imbalance.

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-17/1092300784326720.xml


http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/supreme/a-13-03.pdf

dgatl

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2004, 10:44:41 AM »
uh oh... i feel another AA discussion is upon us. 

thanks for posting the article link jeffjoe.

jgruber

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2004, 10:47:48 AM »
I live to link.

I don't think this is an AA issue.

uh oh... i feel another AA discussion is upon us. 

thanks for posting the article link jeffjoe.

jgruber

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2004, 10:51:04 AM »
it's a segregation issue

"withdrawal, the Court finds that the constitutional imperative to prevent segregation in our public schools applies"

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Re: NJ Supreme Court rules racial diversity imperative in schools
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2004, 10:10:38 PM »
Decision presents a problem for state education funding.  I think most school district in NJ are funded primary through property taxes.  If you were to bus kids in from other counties, then the parents would be up in arms, that their property taxes are being used to fund kids education from other counties. 


jgruber

Re: NJ Supreme Court rules racial diversity imperative in schools
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2004, 10:12:17 PM »
When I lived in NJ they used property tax for school funds.

Decision presents a problem for state education funding.  I think most school district in NJ are funded primary through property taxes.  If you were to bus kids in from other counties, then the parents would be up in arms, that their property taxes are being used to fund kids education from other counties.