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Court: Private schools favored over public schools near NYC

Jan 06, 2021 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Public schools in a highly segregated community near New York City were being overseen for years by a school board elected in violation of a law protecting fair voting rights, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.

The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan came in a decade-old dispute over schools in East Ramapo, a community 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of New York City in Rockland County.

About 98% of the 29,000 students attending...