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VOL. 128 | NO. 202 | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Supreme Court Won't Hear Tennessee Resegregation Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal asking courts whether the rezoning of metro Nashville schools in 2009 was a pretext for resegregation.

The high court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from Frances and Jeffrey Spurlock, who sued after their then 6th-grade daughter was taken out of a predominantly white school with a good academic record and offered the choice of two failing schools.

Attorneys for the school system argue the rezoning is not racially motivated but seeks to increase parental involvement by putting kids in neighborhood schools, offer parents more choices and adjust student populations to match the capacities of the buildings.

The federal appeals court upheld the new district lines, and the high court refused to reconsider that decision.

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