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Beyond the Nation’s Capital: Minority Students’
Stumbling on the Tracks After Hobson

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Beyond the Nation’s Capital: Minority Students’
Stumbling on the Tracks After Hobson

Subject

Education, Champaign School District, Consent Decree

Description

Includes discussion of the Unit 4 Champaign Consent Decree Process on page 7 in the context of National histories of educational discrimination.

Abstract: The U.S. District of Columbia’s Federal Circuit Court decision in Hobson v.
Hanson (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the
nation’s capitol’s public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools’
tracking violated African American and low income students’ rights to equal
opportunities to education under the equal protection and due process
clauses of the 14th Amendment. While D.C. Public Schools eradicated
school tracking, it continued in other urban schools. This article examines
the Federal Court’s role in the perpetuation of school tracking practices
and challenges minority students’ access to equal educational opportunities
in schools with tracked classrooms. It also addresses the need for equitable
schools to provide all students with the opportunity to learn.

Creator

Ezella McPherson

Publisher

Education and Urban Society

Date

2010

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Ezella McPherson, "Beyond the Nation’s Capital: Minority Students’ Stumbling on the Tracks After Hobson," in eBlack Champaign-Urbana, Item #835, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/835 (accessed October 15, 2021).

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