Lawsuit seeks to stop closure of 15 schools in Washington, D.C.

April 1, 2013
Opponents of the closings say poor, minority and disable students will be affected disproportionately.

Activists trying to halt the planned closure of 15 Washington, D.C., public schools argue in a lawsuit that the closures disproportionately affect poor, minority and disabled students. The Washington Post reports that opponents of the closings are asking for a preliminary injunction that would keep the schools open until the suit, which alleges violations of local and federal civil-rights laws, is resolved.

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