Supreme Court Won’t Hear Resegregation Case

The Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal asking courts whether the rezoning of metro Nashville schools in 2009 was a pretext for segregation. Frances and Jeffrey Spurlock sued after their 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 argued the rezoning was not racially motivated but sought to increase parental involvement by putting kids in neighborhood schools. The Memphis Daily News has the story.