Education in Omaha
North Omaha, Education in Omaha
Americans have faced numerous obstacles over the years including
several within the field of education. From segregation, to unfair
hiring practices, to outdated textbooks, to dilapidated buildings,
African Americans are still persevering. African American parents
realized that their children were not receiving an equal education and
decided to take legal action against the Omaha Public Schools district
in the hopes of having a more integrated educational system. The courts
intervened to assist in the desegregation of OPS. Eventually mandatory
busing was put into place essentially integrating the district in the
1970's. In 1999 the Omaha Public School district ended mandatory busing.
Students could then choose to go to any school they wanted, but most
chose their neighborhood schools. Due to the issues surrounding
redlining, the practice of steering members of certain racial groups to
live in certain areas of the city, race based neighborhoods are causing
the classroom images of segregation from the past to slowly creep back
into some schools.
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African Americans have faced numerous obstacles over the years including several within the field of education. From segregation...