Pitt County Segregation Case Takes Spotlight in Federal Court

23 Jul

NC Policy Watch’s Sharon McCloskey takes a look at Everett v. Pitt County Board of Education, currently being heard in federal court in Greenville, NC. While the term “segregation” conjures up black and white photographs from the 50’s and 60’s, the case shows that the issue remains front-and-center in 2013. The plaintiffs, a group of black parents represented by the UNC Center for Civil Rights, are asking the court to reverse a 2011 student assignment plan put in place in Pitt county. While the parents claim that the plan effectively resegregated several schools in the district, the school system argues that the schools are as racially balanced as possible.

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