Nashville Schools Rezoning Victory Stirs Support for Limited Busing

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Black community leaders claim racism is a pervasive part of Nashville school policy and think a limited busing plan is needed.

More than a dozen black leaders met Tuesday at the NAACP Nashville Branch office and used dissatisfaction with a recent desegregation court decision in favor of Metro Nashville Public Schools as the starting point for airing grievances.

The group contends Metro schools that serve traditionally black and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods are “subpar” and black children do not receive the same allocation of funds and supplies as others.

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