Coalition accuses N.C. schools of discrimination

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Union County schools are one of two North Carolina school districts being accused of discriminating against young immigrants, under a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.

A Civil Rights coalition including the Southern Poverty Law Center said Tuesday that it filed the complaint last week, seeking a federal investigation on behalf of two 17-year-old students, one in Buncombe County and the other in Union County.

Complaints were also filed with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education.

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