Court Ends Busing

By refusing to hear a North Carolina school desegregation case earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a 30-year old busing program in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District. The program was a national symbol of desegregation. Tavis Smiley speaks with James Ferguson II, a lawyer who has represented black plaintiffs in the case for 30 years, and Roslyn Mickelson, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte who studies the political economy of schooling and school reform, about what the decision means for children in North Carolina and around the country.



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