Desegregation Payments to End in Little Rock Schools

By Chris Hoenig

More than 50 years after the Little Rock Nine started the desegregation process, three school districts in the Little Rock area will stop receiving state funds to aid in the efforts.

The Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special districts have been receiving payments since 1989 to transport students between districts, trying to prevent any one race from being an overwhelming majority within them. The money, totaling more than $1 billion dollars above their regular state education allocations in the past two-plus decades, has also been used to open magnet schools in the three districts.

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