II. Divide and Conquer: Segregation and Substandard Educational Opportunities

This Part briefly explains the history of unequal treatment in this nation's school systems. It also discusses some examples of the ways in which our decision-makers have failed to remedy this unequal treatment. Part II.A explores how both the federal government and state governments have failed to provide equal educational opportunities for minority students, while Part II.B delves into a similar failure in terms of equal educational opportunities for the poor. Part II.C provides examples of how state governments have punished those who have attempted to bypass these institutional inequalities.