The newly-founded private Prince Edward Academy operated as the de facto school system for white students. The new district would be almost all white. By state[ edit ] Virginia was an early adopter of techniques to establish and finance segregation academies.
He worked to unite other white Virginia politicians and leaders in taking action to prevent school desegregation after the Brown v. In practice, this meant state support of newly established all-white private schools which became known as "segregation academies". Do the results of your research suggest any correlations?
Thirty-seven percent of our public schools are basically one-race schools — nearly all white or all minority.
Students who attend integrated schools are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods as adults than those students who attended more segregated schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education furthered desegregation efforts by upholding busing as a constitutional means to achieve integration within a school district, but the ruling had no effect on the increasing level of segregation between school districts.
In both cases, the Court struck down school assignment plans designed to ensure that the racial composition of schools roughly reflected the composition of the district as a whole, saying that the plans were not "narrowly tailored" to achieve the stated goal and that race-neutral alternatives had not been given adequate consideration.