Persistent Challenge: Desegregating Urban Schools

Jay Field:

Another court-monitored effort to integrate a big city school system is coming to an end. The Chicago Public Schools spent billions of dollars trying to integrate. But many of the city’s minority students still attend racially isolated schools. District officials say they’ll continue efforts to integrate, but maintain it’s impossible to truly desegregate when just 9 percent of the student body, citywide, is now white. Jay Field of Chicago Public Radio reports.