Judge orders end to desegregation case, appeal pending
KANSAS CITY – U-S District Judge Dean Whipple yesterday ruled to end 26 years of federal oversight of the Kansas City, Missouri School District. The case cost more than $2 billion to process over the years and required scores of hearings and orders. The plaintiffs in the long-running desegregation case are appealing the move to end federal supervision but the district's administration still claims victory. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth has more on what the possible end of federal oversight means to the district and why there's an appeal to keep court supervision in place.