WNPR’s “Where We Live” Discusses Challenges to Integration in Connecticut
“In the 1996 landmark Sheff v. O’Neill case, the Connecticut Supreme Court found that minority students in Hartford’s public schools “suffered daily” due to racial and economic segregation.
Now, 22 years later — Connecticut’s magnet school solution to Sheff’s desegregation mandate has been held up as a model for integration around the country. Yet many minority students in Hartford still attend struggling and highly segregated schools.
This hour we take another look at Sheff v. O’Neill as new lawsuits ask — is Connecticut’s solution to school integration fair to students?”