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NAACP Files Complaint Over Wake County Schools
The NAACP has filed a federal complaint in an effort to get the U.S. Department of Education to overturn a controversial decision by the Wake County, N.C., school board to stop using economic diversity in school assignments.
The complaint is based on a provision of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that forbids the use of tax dollars in discriminatory ways. The Education Department spends nearly $78 million a year on Wake County schools.
The NAACP wants to restore a long-used busing plan that had been designed to create socioeconomic balance in North Carolina's largest school system. The five board members who voted to end the policy favor allowing students to attend schools closer to their homes instead.
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