Coalition: Pitt Co. African American Children Aren't Getting Equal Education

The Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children says there are clear signs African American students aren't getting an equal education in Pitt County.

The coalition invited the Pitt County Board of Education and the Greenville Parents Association to sit down and start talking
the achievement gap, suspension rate of African Americans, and how they're forced to miss school because they can't afford proper uniforms.

The coalition says they now have a court order that forces the other two parties to start making some changes...but those groups didn't show up.

The coalition's next step is to schedule another meeting which they hope to do in the next few weeks.

Pitt County School spokeswoman Heather Mayo says the school board did not attend the meeting because when it was originally planned the judge had not yet signed off on a mediation order and they didn't want to do anything illegal.

Mayo says now that the order is signed they will let the coalition help advise them, but the board will continue to lead discussions and make the decisions.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 69332177 - witn.com/a?a=69332177
Gray Television, Inc.