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busing

or bus·sing

[ buhs-ing ]
/ ˈbʌs ɪŋ /
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noun
the transporting of students by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.
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Origin of busing

1885–90; bus1 (v.) + -ing1, spelled irregular with single s, perhaps to avoid association with buss
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Cultural definitions for busing

busing

The movement of students from one neighborhood to a school in another neighborhood, usually by bus and usually to break down de facto segregation of public schools.

notes for busing

A Supreme Court decision in 1971 ruling that busing was an appropriate means of achieving integrated schools (see integration) was received with widespread, sometimes violent, resistance, particularly among whites into whose neighborhoods and schools black children were to be bused. In 1991, the Court ruled that school districts could end busing if they had done everything “practicable” to eliminate the traces of past discrimination.
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