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Lawsuit: NJ schools are illegally segregated

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A hearing is scheduled for next week in state Superior Court in a lawsuit that could have monumental impacts on public education across New Jersey.

The lawsuit by the New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools seeks to compel the state to overhaul its schools on the grounds that they are illegally segregated by race and class.

The lawsuit was filed nearly a year and a half ago. Settlement negotiations broke down in the spring. Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Gary Stein, the president of the coalition, said segregation in the public schools violates the state constitution and that the courts should intervene.

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