Parents and Advocates Push Back on Attempt to Roll Back Desegregation Efforts in Hartford Schools

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
May 10, 2018

Prior to the Sheff decision, a long history of racial discrimination in housing and education by federal, state and local governments forced Black and Latino families in Hartford to live and
learn apart from white families who live in the suburbs. Black and Latino students were concentrated in the all-minority school district in Hartford while white students were concentrated in the suburban school districts surrounding Hartford. Today, because of Sheff and the court-approved remedies that followed, nearly half of all Hartford students of color attend high quality, integrated schools …

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