BALTIMORE – A process to determine the best way to cure the inequality among Maryland’s colleges and universities is scheduled to begin in federal court in Baltimore.
The ten-year-old case relates to a coalition that the state’s four historically black colleges, which says that the state has underfunded the institutions in the development of programs in traditionally white schools that compete directly with on-and disposal of (potential) students from the neighborhood of the Afro-American schools.
The trial, beginning Monday, will determine a solution.
The court in 2013 recommended mediation after finding the state had to maintain “a dual and segregated educational system,” and that his practices are in violation of the constitution. The state and the coalition, which consists of representatives from Morgan State, Coppin State, Bowie State and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has not yet reached an agreement.