America's self-congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the famous Brown v. Board of Education decision that legally desegregated the nation's schools is a bit premature, said CUA law alumni and Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince. While the 1954 Supreme Court decision was "the morally right choice between equality and apartheid," Justice Quince worried that many of her countrymen now consider the job finished, when in fact school segregation driven by socioeconomic factors remains as entrenched as ever. "We need to take a good hard look at where we are," she remarked during a two-day visit to the law school. "Schools are still suffering from the same things, especially lack of funding."
Quince, The Honorable Peggy A., "Brown v. Board of Education and an Independent Judiciary" (2004). Brendan F. Brown Lecture Series. 1.