News| Race In America | Judge OKs End to Desegregation in San Francisco

News| Race In America | Judge OKs End to Desegregation in San Francisco

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Nov.11, 2005 – It's a done deal.  A judge on Tuesday Ok’d the end to a 22-year-old court decree forcing the racial integration of San Francisco's public schools, The Associated Press reported.

In his ruling, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court of Northern California noted that the public schools have "become increasingly resegregated,” even after a 1983 decree to integrate city schools had been modified in 1999 to eliminate race as a factor in assigning students to schools.

The decree should expire at the end of the year, according to Alsup, noting future decisions about school assignments would be "better left in the hands of education professionals subject to the rough and tumble of local politics and government."

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