Letter: Countywide school districts integrate

This file photo shows an LI classroom on

This file photo shows an LI classroom on March 23, 2011. Photo Credit: Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile

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Even though it has been 60 years since the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education ["Brown v. Board at 60," News, May 18], it is apparent that segregation is active today in Long Island schools.

Those visiting schools in Roosevelt, Hempstead, Wyandanch and Central Islip, to name a few, would think that Brown v. Board never occurred. Nor would they were the visits to schools in Shoreham-Wading River, Bayport-Blue Point, Great Neck or Jericho.

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It's unlikely the same visitors to schools in Topeka, Kansas, where the lawsuit began, would reach a similar conclusion.

No, here on Long Island, integration never happened in many districts. Perhaps we need countywide districts to solve this situation. Countywide districts also could save taxes, create more sports opportunities and allow for better resource sharing.

Leslie King, Bellport


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