United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education

At issue in United States v. Montgomery County Board of Education (1969) was a federal trial court's order regarding a desegregation plan to integrate the faculty of a school system in Alabama. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an earlier order was a reasonable step forward. It called for a ratio of 3 White to 2 African American teachers in order to have at least one teacher who was of a different race than the majority of teachers in a school; it also mandated that in schools with 12 or more teachers, at least 1 of every 6 teachers or staff members should be of a race different from that of the majority. Montgomery stands out as the first case on the merits of faculty ...

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