The two-year effort to end racial segregation in Louisville businesses has been commemorated with a historical plaque downtown. The marker stands at 4th and Chestnut streets. The thoroughfare was a crowded business district in 1961, when local students began nonviolent protests against Jim Crow laws. The NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality joined the… Continue reading Historical Marker Commemorating Fight Against Racial Segregation Dedicated
“I’m going to do it with the understanding that our transportation folks that say this can be done, they damn well better be right, or next year they’re going to have to deal with me,” said board member Larry Hujo.
UCLA professor Dr. Gary Orfield says a survey of more than one thousand parents found that 69-percent of them were satisfied with their child’s school assignment, but there was less satisfaction, 54-percent, with how well the new student assignment plan has been implemented,
Orfield was asked to review the new plan and recommend any adjustments. Superintendent Sheldon Berman says he doesn’t expect any drastic changes to be suggested.
Implementation of middle and high school assignment plans was already delayed by one year amid concerns about potential transportation problems.
Nine more parents have joined a lawsuit challenging the Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan. It brings to ten the number of parents who contend the school district is in violation of a state law that allows them to enroll their children in public schools closest to their homes.
By Rick Howlett Louisville attorney Teddy Gordon has filed a new lawsuit challenging Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan. Gordon filed the suit Wednesday in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of parent Scott Arnold, whose five year old son was unable to get into Cochrane Elementary School near his home for the upcoming… Continue reading Another Suit Challenges JCPS Plan
By Rick Howlett The Louisville branch of the NAACP has released a report outlining its position on the Jefferson County Public Schools’ new student assignment plan. The school board approved the plan following a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared the district’s 30-year old desegregation policy unconstitutional because it used race as the sole… Continue reading NAACP: Give JCPS Plan A Chance To Work
Saturday, March 6, 2010 8pm Producer: American RadioWorks Listen Again In the 1970s and ’80s, a generation of Americans took part in a vast social experiment. They got on buses, and rode across racial lines. Nearly everyone who experienced school desegregation has a story to tell about crossing racial lines. Together they reflect an era marked… Continue reading An Imperfect Revolution: Voices from the Desegregation Era
Bloggers and vloggers — those who blog with video — have made their mark documenting history — most dramatically during the 2004 tsunami. Their forerunners where people who made home movies. And today, home movies are often a treasure trove for historians and film buffs. Since 2003, the Center for Home Movies has helped locate… Continue reading Home Movie Day Debuts in Louisville