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Lawsuit Seeks to Better Integrate New Jersey Schools

by Lesley Brody, Wall Street Journal

A coalition of civil-rights advocates Thursday filed a lawsuit against New Jersey to prod the state to better integrate its public schools.

The suit organized by the New Jersey Coalition for Diverse and Inclusive Schools argues that policies that require most children to attend neighborhood schools, along with residential segregation, violate students’ right to equal protection and the state constitution’s guarantee of a “thorough and efficient” education.

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