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The Nation

A federal judge ordered implementation of an $87.7-million desegregation plan in Kansas City involving voluntary student transfers to and from suburban districts to help racially balance an inner-city school district. The plaintiffs appealed U.S. District Judge Russell G. Clark’s decision, claiming the suburban district’s involvement should be mandatory. Clark ordered improvements within the Kansas City School District, requiring the state of Missouri to pay about $67.6 million and the school district about $20.1 million to finance the plan.


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