Did busing work in New Castle County schools?

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Children board buses in the center city of an unknown location to go to outlying schools on Dec. 10, 1971. Busing children as a means of achieving school integration grew into one of 1971’s major domestic stories. (AP Photo)

Children board buses in the center city of an unknown location to go to outlying schools on Dec. 10, 1971. Busing children as a means of achieving school integration grew into one of 1971’s major domestic stories. (AP Photo)

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As the debate over the legacy of school busing programs continues on the presidential campaign trail, we look back at the history in New Castle County. Did the court-ordered program ultimately achieve racial integration and help close the achievement gap for black students there? University of Delaware law professor Leland Ware explains.

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