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View Resource "Zero tolerance": A Controversial Case in Decatur

This weekend, an estimated 2,000 people joined Jesse Jackson in a march in Decatur, Illinois to protest the year-long suspension of six African-American students at Eisenhower High for their participation in a fight on September 17 at a school football game. Initially, the local school board, citing the district's "zero tolerance" for school violence policy, had expelled seven students for two...
View Resource Scholarship Reveals that Public School Segregation is on the Rise in Certain Parts of the United States

This week, a report from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University noted that many public schools around the United States (particularly in the South) were becoming more segregated, a fact that the researchers attribute to several key Supreme Court decisions, such as the 1991 ruling in the case Oklahoma City v. Dowell. The study also noted that, because resegregation in the South had been...