Desegregation Plans for Cleveland School District
The U.S. Justice Department rejects the latest desegregation plan from the Cleveland School District. Federal officials saying they prefer the plan ordered by a judge back in May.
U.S. District Judge Debra Brown ordered Cleveland to merge two middle schools and two high schools, with all high school students attending the combined campuses of Cleveland High School and Margaret Green Junior High School, which are on Cleveland’s historically white west side. Both schools now have more black students than white students.
All middle school students would attend the current campus of East Side High School, where all but two students are now black.
The district, after years of fighting to preserve both high schools, agreed to consolidation after Brown’s order.