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2001

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

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Parents in Charlotte, N.C., schools successfully seek an end to the desegregation process and a bar for using race in making student assignments.

No Child Left Behind Act

Signed by President Bush, school testing and measurements are initiated to hold school systems accountable for students being left behind. Issues with over-testing lead to its repeal in 2015.

2002
A REPORT FROM HARVARD

A Harvard’s Civil Rights Project report concludes that America's schools are resegregating.

EQUITY COMMITTEE DISBAND

Every year since its formation, the Committee reports steadily increasing re-segregation and economic disparities. Superintendent Martin reports the Committee “is overstepping” and the School Board votes to disband it.

MAGNET SCHOOLS APPROVED

Board approves the addition of Magnet Schools offering special arts and International Baccalaureate programs to the 2002-03 school year.

< CLICK TO HEAR FROM KEN SIMINGTON, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

2004
LEANDRO CASE UPHELD IN NC SUPREME COURT

50 YRS SINCE BROWN V. BOARD

Marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

Regarding Leandro v. The State of North Carolina, the state Supreme Court indicated efforts to provide a “sound basic education” to poor children were inadequate. The NC Supreme Court upholds its decision.

2006

A 2005 bond is re-considered secondary to community concerns. Voters give the School Board and Superintendent Martin the funds to begin realizing their School Choice-by-Design Plan. Six new schools built with bond money are located in the county.  The following older city schools receive improvements:

  1. Caleb’s Creek Elem.

  2. Kimmel Farm Elem.

  3. Morgan Elem.

  4. Smith Farm Elem.

  5. Flat Rock Middle

  6. Walkertown Middle/High

SCHOOL BOND REFERENDUM
2007
INTEGRATION PLANS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In Parents Involved, the Supreme Court finds voluntary school integration plans unconstitutional, paving the way for school segregation to escalate.