John White, Orleans groups at odds over Justice filing

Article By: Kevin McGill | June 6, 2014 | Originally Posted on shreveporttimes.com

NEW ORLEANS — Representatives of two community groups in New Orleans have called for the resignation of state Education Superintendent John White because of comments he made recently in reaction to their civil rights complaint alleging racial inequities in state-governed public schools in the city.

In a letter released Thursday, the groups complained that White called the complaint they and others made to the U.S. Justice Department “a joke” in a recent news article.

“As Superintendent, you should take seriously and investigate any charge of discrimination that harms students of color in Louisiana,” said the letter from Frank J. Buckley of Conscious Concerned Citizens Controlling Community Changes; and Karran Harper Royal, of Coalition for Community Schools.

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