Saturday June 6, 2020

Time for change in our schools

The religious segregation of our children is changing our society

7th September, 2014
Jim Fitzpatrick.

Sixty years ago, the US Supreme Court outlawed enforced racial segregation in American schools. Black children and students were free, under the highest law, to attend any public school on equal terms with whites. But state and district authorities fiercely resisted change, and the American civil rights movement was born.

Education was the movement’s battleground. In 1957, in Little Rock, Arkansas, the issue was brought to the world’s attention when nine black students enrolled at...

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