Washington, D.C., officials argue that school closing plan is not discriminatory

April 26, 2013
Lawsuit contends that the district's plan to close 15 schools would disproportionately affect students who are African-American, poor or disabled.

Responding to a lawsuit seeking to block school closures, officials in Washington, D.C., assert that the school district’s plan to close 15 campuses will improve education across the city and does not discriminate against poor and minority students. The Washington Post says city officials argue that the closure plan is based on sound research, public comment and a rational desire to maximize scarce resources. The lawsuit contends the closings violate civil rights laws because of their disproportionate effect on poor, African American and disabled children.

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