Baton Rouge Schools Suit Finally Resolved Public schools in Baton Rouge, La., are free of federal court supervision for the first time in 47 years. A judge has approved a settlement of a school-desegregation lawsuit filed 47 years ago. The system is now more than 70-percent black, and the resolution of the legal fight is aimed at improving funding for the public schools. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.

Baton Rouge Schools Suit Finally Resolved

Baton Rouge Schools Suit Finally Resolved

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Public schools in Baton Rouge, La., are free of federal court supervision for the first time in 47 years. A judge has approved a settlement of a school-desegregation lawsuit filed 47 years ago. The system is now more than 70-percent black, and the resolution of the legal fight is aimed at improving funding for the public schools. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.