Will There Be a Trial for Schools Segregation Suit?

Davidson County's long-running schools rezoning suit is set for trial in May before U.S. District Court Judge Kevin Sharp. Metro attorneys recently filed a motion to dismiss the case, but in a response filed Feb. 22, plaintiffs’ attorneys stand by claims that “significant segregation” of minorities resulted from implementation of a controversial 2009 student assignment plan. “It’s time to get to the merits of this issue of whether the school board racially discriminated. Let’s have a trial and find out,” plaintiffs’ attorney Larry Woods said. The City Paper details the issues.