The Southern Coalition for Social Justice charges that the new Wake County school board election maps “challenge the long-term success of the school district.”
In a post Monday, SCSJ explains why it’s serving as the attorneys for the plaintiffs who filed the federal lawsuit last week challenging the “politically motivated redistricting maps” drawn up by the General Assembly. SCSJ says that “partisan gerrymandering seems likely to cause turnover in the Wake County School Board that could lead to re-segregation of the entire school system.”
For the past four years. SCSJ has been actively involved in Wake to protect the use of busing for diversity. The liberal group provided attorneys in the Open Meetings Lawsuit against the former Republican school board majority and in the federal civil rights complaint filed over the change in student assignment.