A Pitt County minority group is protesting an upcoming school attendance plan it says will take the district backward instead of providing equitable education.
Some schools are projected to be racially identifiable and low-performing when new attendance boundaries take effect for 11 elementary schools and three middle schools in Pitt County for the 2011-12 school year.
“Segregating students into three racially isolated and low-performing schools is a formula for disaster. It's wrong, and it needs to be corrected,” Ozie Hall, president of the Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children, said at the group's news conference at the federal courthouse on Tuesday morning.
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