The lawsuit trying to desegregate N.J. schools

Listen 13:06
A landmark New Jersey court case is seeking to desegregate schools across the state. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A landmark New Jersey court case is seeking to desegregate schools across the state. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Listen to The Why wherever you get your podcasts:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn


Studies have found New Jersey has some of the most segregated public schools in the U.S. — despite being one of few states whose constitution bans de facto school segregation. A landmark lawsuit is trying to change that and could bring major changes to education in the Garden State. To see the racial makeup of your school district, check out NJ Spotlight’s interactive map here

Guest: NJ Spotlight founder & reporter John Mooney

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.