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Today in History: Violence over School Busing in Boston 

On September 12, 1974, violence erupted in Boston over racial busing. Angry white protestors hurled eggs, bricks, bottles, and other objects at buses carrying Afro-American children to recently de-segregated schools, following a court ruling in Morgan v. Hennigan, a class action lawsuit against the Boston School Committee on behalf of fourteen black parents and forty-four …

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Fighting Over Space: Charters vs. Public Schools 

This past May the NAACP brought suit against the New York City Department of Education claiming that charter schools are disenfranchising public schools and the children who attend them. Some of the reasons for the suit are included in an official statement from the NAACP: New York schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside existing …

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