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Study Finds Support for School Integration Programs
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A new study finds strong support for Connecticut’s voluntary, two-way school integration programs.

The 1996 Sheff vs. O’Neill Supreme Court ruling found that Hartford’s segregated schools violated the state’s Constitution. Connecticut developed 2 ways to remedy the problem: inter-district magnet schools that enroll both urban and suburban students -  and transfer programs that allow kids to attend schools outside their district.  A new UConn Survey finds that most Connecticut residents support the approach. Ken Dautrich is a public policy professor at UConn and supervised the study.

"Underlying that support is the general positive orientation that most Connecticut residents have toward the idea of voluntary integration."  

But the survey also found that fewer than a third of state residents were aware that school transfer programs exist in the state.