The State’s Interest in Desegregation May Preclude Non-Tenured Public Schoolteachers from Sending Their Children to a Private Segregated School
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Summarizes the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Cook v. Hudson. The decision was comprised of four different opinions, but they all held that a school district was allowed to place the condition on employment that teachers send their students to public school. The school district was attempting to further its desegregation policy and did not recommend for reemployment teachers who sent their children to a segregated, all-white private school to avoid desegregated public schools. At the time this article was written the United States Supreme Court had granted certiorari.