Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

NAACP... School Board Unitary Status Unacceptable


October 26, 2017

Rev. Ambrose Douzart

A local civil rights group said that it could not support the Monroe City School Board as it seeks relief from federal oversight concerning a decades old desegregation lawsuit. The Monroe chapter of the NAACP held a Tuesday afternoon press conference, denouncing the school board's attempt to free itself from a federal lawsuit that literally looked as though it would never come to a satisfactory conclusion. The Consent Decree that has had jurisdiction over how the Monroe City System has gone about desegregating the city's schools has been a sticking point through many appearances before the...

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