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The Nation

A federal judge relinquished control over Boston’s public schools, more than a decade after the start of court-ordered busing to integrate the nation’s oldest school system. U.S. District Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr.'s final order to guide the future of black, white, Latino and Asian children came on the same day that Boston schools got their first black superintendent. In a series of official papers, Garrity permanently enjoined city officials from “discriminating on the basis of race in the operation of the public schools of the city of Boston.”


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