Op-Ed: Lawsuit Threatens Sheff Desegregation Gains
October 16, 2018
The hard-won progress that has arisen from Sheff is being threatened by a lawsuit brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative California law firm that has challenged racial integration policies, bilingual education and other programs that help students of color. Pacific Legal Foundation has come to Connecticut to challenge the lottery system that determines enrollment in the magnet schools; arguments begin today. If the suit succeeds, the region’s magnet schools would re-segregate, erasing years of progress.
We know firsthand what a devastating blow that would be for all students.