The best example of how the federal government came into a state to affect change in a state’s educational system can be found in the desegregation of public schools that was ordered after the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education (1956) that segregation of children based on race is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.


Brown v. Board of Education (1956)
The best example of how the federal government came into a state to affect change in a state’s educational system can be found in the desegregation of public schools that was ordered after the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education (1956) that segregation of children based on race is unconstitutional under the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.

Another example is the Executive Order issued by President Dwight D. Eisenhower that put National Guard troops on the ground in those states that refused to enforce the Brown decision, which was now federal law.

NOTE: Tucson Unified School District did not close designated segregated schools until the mid-1970’s.

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