Definition of busing
: the act of transporting by bus; specifically : the transporting of children to a school outside their residential area as a means of achieving racial balance in that school
Recent Examples of busing from the Web
Past desegregation efforts, based on involuntary busing and selective schools, offered little to poor, nonwhite children.
Officials and the media reported hundreds of irregularities, including bloody pigs’ heads found outside opposition offices, telephone threats to discourage voters, alleged vote-buying and the organized busing of unregistered voters to the polls.
In the vote, the board approved a price range for busing, with the final number set to depend on several details that at the time had not been finalized.
And that’s not a complete tab, because additional busing costs are still unknown.
In the north, white flight from our cities, housing segregation, and finally the increasingly narrow decisions of the Supreme Court on issues of busing and other desegregation efforts beginning in the 1970s, undermined the project of integration.
In addition, the 17-school, 8,500-student CREC runs the complex transportation system for the state's Open Choice busing program.
A busing station with instructions for customers who prefer to bus their own tables.
In a democracy, should courts or legislatures decide basic policies like abortion, busing and campaign finance?
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First Known Use of busing
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Definition of busing for English Language Learners
: the act or practice of bringing children by buses to a school that is far from the area where they live so that the school will have many children of different races
Legal Definition of busing
: the act of transporting by bus; especially : the transporting of children to a school outside their neighborhood in order to establish a racial balance at that school
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