Why charter school advocates have mixed feelings about the state Supreme Court’s integration decision

Jul 26, 2018

MinnPost, Erin Hinrichs

On Wednesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court put a high-profile school integration lawsuit back in play by deciding that state courts can weigh in on whether or not the state has failed in its responsibility to adequately educate students.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Cruz-Guzman v. State of Minnesota, accuse the state of enabling racial segregation in the Twin Cities’ seven-county metro area by supporting open enrollment and the creation of racially segregated charter schools. That segregation is an issue, they claim, because the public schools are failing to adequately teach poor students and students of color.

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