Court Allows Case Challenging Segregation in N.Y.C. Schools to Advance

“We cannot just keep on saying, ‘This problem is too big — there’s nothing we can do about it,’” Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, told a lawyer for the city at the time.

“Meanwhile, thousands and thousands and thousands of children keep on being graduated from a system that’s not teaching them,” she said.