The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York heard arguments this week from the Connecticut Parents Union, in their lawsuit against the state Education Department. A panel of federal judges will now decide if the group can bring a lawsuit challenging a state policy that sets aside seats for racial integration in magnet schools. The schools were set up as a way to bring Black and Hispanic students together with white students. But the parents’ group wants to allow more Black and Hispanic students to attend what they see as high-quality magnet schools in their communities — even if it means the schools are no longer integrated. A lower court found that the group could not bring the lawsuit because it was not directly affected by the policy.

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