Also scary is that the current mix on the US Supreme Court may reverse more desegregation prior rulings. And President Obama cannot change the court balance during his first term, since no conservatives are expected to depart the bench, only liberals. He may even have trouble maintaining the liberal number, with Republicans determined to block everything he proposes, and the 2010 election looking bad for Democrats in the Senate which approves court nominees. Here's what that article says about the US Supreme Court:
"In June 2007, both the spirit and intent of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision were assaulted when the Supreme Court... ruled that desegregation plans that assign students to schools on the basis of race are unconstitutional." It's rather hard to desegregate schools when race cannot be considered, so school integration has already been seriously crippled by the conservatives on the court. Not surprising that the school boards cited in the article now feel safe to return to segregated schools, based on purely neighborhood models of attendance.