Group Files Suit To Stop Pitt County Schools Redistricting

The Pitt County School system could meet a roadblock in trying to implement its redistricting plan after one group set its sights on blocking it.

The Pitt County Coalition for Educating Black Children is planning a press conference for Tuesday morning to discuss their motion to stop the Pitt County Board of Education from redistricting its school system.

The school board has spent months drafting new maps, with an emphasis on keeping students closer to neighborhood schools.


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  • by FedUp!!! Location: Pitt on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    Why is that this group spends more time and money fighting the school board when they spend all that time and resources fixing their real problems that start at home. Its not the school boards fault its the parents. They need to be more involved in their kids education and home life!!!!!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 at 07:44 PM in reply to FedUp!!!
      You Said it all. Parents START being parents no more Grand Parents raising there grand kids so the real parents can go to the club, isn't that such a JOKE.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    This is what kills me. If West Greenville is as bd as these people mke it to be, then they should either clean it up or move. this is the United States of America. Nobody is keeping them "slave" to West Greenville. Be like the Clampets, pack up the car, and go. There is no law that says you can't move.
  • by PCS Teacher on Apr 20, 2011 at 05:57 AM
    For the love of life I wish this group would shut up! They DO NOT represent all Black families in this community. They want you to think they do, but they do not. They seem to have the mentality that all Blacks live in West Greenville or in projects! My Black friends and neighbors do NOT want their children redistricted into bad schools. They work hard and want the best for themselves and their children! I honestly think some members of this group need some one-on-one therapy to deal with obvious hurts they seem to hang on to from the past.
  • by anon lawyer Location: washington on Apr 19, 2011 at 07:11 PM
    That's right sue 'em....sue 'em....sue 'em ; then march...march...march !!!
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2011 at 05:51 PM
    What is their real concern? Are they really worried about diversity or just poor performing schools. They won't put their energy into fixing their own community so they need to focus their guilt somewhere else.
  • by Sick of this GROUP Location: ENC on Apr 19, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    This group makes me ill! If they would just spend time helping these kids with their homework or reading with them, instead of expecting someone else to do it, then the kids would truely know they are cared about. This group is pathetic! Instead of telling kids they can achieve all A's, they are sending a message to the young black kids that they can't.. How sad!
  • by Another misguided effort Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2011 at 02:33 PM
    Another wasted effort by a group who really does nothing. They need to focus on keeping African Americans IN school before they worry about WHICH school. As fact bringer said....emotional decision making will be the downfall!
  • by Work Hard Location: Moving on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    If you do not like your current living location then work harder, strive for more than public aid and move out of the district. Is that simple enough?
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    I'm white and SUPPORT this...the plan would cost us well over $650 in gas and we would lose nearly 5 hours a week in added drive time - not counting having to switch uniforms.
  • by Fact Bringer Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    What happened to the massive statistical model that weighed all those factors on race, achievement scores, etc. etc. with distance from nearest schools to draw a redistricting plan? I heard that whole thing got voted down and replaced with the one that is now under controversy. I vote for science and evidence, and against emotion. (and I suspect both sides of the current argument are not for that.)
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