Not really. There were some issues with placing students in the general education classroom, much of the time it was an exaggeration to the changes that were coming. Most kinks in desegregation were addressed with flexibility of placement and additional educator training & supports.It was after that time period that lawsuits about unequal education and unequal availability were pursued. Following such lawsuits and some Laws, the "special needs" students were to be allowed in normal classrooms, no matter how disruptive they become. Schools were, for a time, prevented from offering "unequal" education in the form of placing students in advanced and college prep tracks. Even today, locally at least, there is no official distinction between classes. However, all the brighter students seem to end up in Mrs. X's class while the more "normal" or "less bright" students all end up in Mr. Y's class, but on paper at least, they are the same class, just different teachers.