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69 Nonetheless, it is well known that this movement did not mature without assistance from Mississippi law. For example, white students attended 24 of the 25 private schools in Mississippi during the 1965–66 school year. Sixty-seven percent of those white private schools refused to admit any black students. During the 1967–68 school year, no black students were enrolled in 48 of the 49 Mississippi state-tuition grant-supported private schools. 70 A group of black parents filed a suit in 1966 against the Mississippi Educational Finance Commission.
Truman observes in The Governmental Process that specialinterest groups tend to form around one or more shared attitudes. 96 In the field of education policy, anti-voucher interest groups such as teacher unions actively seek to influence public opinion against vouchers. 98 In 1997, the two groups jointly created the Partnership for 29 78744$$CH3 02-03-04 11:16:41 CATO 30 78744$$CH3 02-03-04 11:16:41 CATO For Public For Private For Public and School School Students Private School Students Only Only Students X X X X X X SOURCES: Virginia (public schools): Race Relations Law Reporter 1 (1956): 1094.
The court also said Governor Faubus’s school closing proclamation of September 12, 1958, denied Negro and white students the right to 21 78744$$CH3 02-03-04 11:16:41 CATO EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM IN URBAN AMERICA attend a public senior high school within Little Rock. S. 53 Alabama ‘‘Segregation Now! Segregation Tomorrow! 54 Governor Wallace used this slogan to define Alabama-style resistance to school integration. Higher education was the first test case. On June 11, 1963, Governor Wallace physically blocked two Negro students from entering the doors of a University of Alabama administration building.
Educational Freedom in Urban America: Fifty Years After Brown v. Board of Education by David Salisbury, Casey Latique Jr.