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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 13, 2012

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean may be called to testify next month in a Metro Nashville schools redistricting lawsuit now that federal Judge Kevin Sharp has ruled that attorneys suing the school district may call him and various Metro officials to the stand. Three years ago, Jeffrey and Frances Spurlock sued the school district, claiming its 2009 rezoning plan was meant to move black students from the Hillwood and Hillsboro zones to the predominantly black Pearl-Cohn cluster “to make white families more comfortable.” They plan to introduce as evidence charter school enrollment, suspension rates by race and advanced programs in racially isolated schools compared to more diverse ones. The Tennessean has the story