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Background Problem

The Problems

Students Names


The Class Policy

Our class policy is about us getting a new school. This is our "perfect solution" to the problem with the inadequecy of our current school building. We love our school because of the "people in it" not because of the building itself. We want a school that is equal to that of other kids at other schools. We have done research on the history of equal schools and feel that we are not getting a fair deal. We have also compared our school to nearby schools in city of Chicago, in the suburbs and even in other parts of the country. We want a new school that is equal to that of other kids' at other schools.

The Chicago Public School district promised us a new school years ago. They have even had a sign up (that is still there) for over six years, but we have not seen a new school. Click to read more about our class policy and our summary statement.

Below is a part of the US Supreme Court Case Brown vs. Board of Education decision in 1954. We feel that this is improtant because we are definitly not getting what is right for us. See for yourself:

Excerpts from the 1954 US Supreme Court Case: Brown vs. Board of Education

Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal educational opportunities? We believe that it does.

We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

Mrs. Nettie Hunt with her daughter on the steps of the Supreme Court after the Brown V. Board of Education decision in 1954, photo by Cass Gilbert.