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A Federal Appeals Court Just Dealt a Blow to School Segregation

A federal appeals court panel blocked an attempt by officials in Gardendale, Alabama, to form its own school district, reaffirming Tuesday a previous ruling that the city’s school board “acted with a discriminatory purpose to exclude black children.”  Last April, US District Court Judge Madeline Haikala ruled that although majority-white Gardendale’s attempt to break away from majo
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