Complex Justice: The Case of Missouri V. Jenkins

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2008 - Law - 226 pages
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In 1987 Judge Russell Clark mandated tax increases to help pay for improvements to the Kansas City, Missouri, School District in an effort to lure white students and quality teachers back to the inner-city district. Yet even after increasing employee sala
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 An Even Hollower Hope?
8
The Ambiguous Racial History of Missouri and Kansas City
31
Educational Vice Becomes Legal Virtue
57
4 The Field of Dreams
82
Implementing an Educational Disaster
113
The Response of Kansas Citys African American Community
139
7 The Last Days of Desegregation?
159
Conclusion
181
Notes
191
Bibliography
215
Index
221
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Joshua M. Dunn is assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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