The Latest: Leaders of the attack lawsuit over schools for blacks

JACKSON, Miss. – The Latest on a lawsuit alleging that the Mississippi is the breaking of federal law by the provision of unequal education for black students (all times are local):

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Mississippi’s top two elected officials are rejecting the claims of a lawsuit that accused Mississippi of breaking the federal law by providing inferior public schools for African-American students.

Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt Gov Tate Reeves, both Republicans, say Mississippi education progresses under their guidance.

Bryant accuses the Southern Poverty Law Center seeking to raise money by filing the federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of four parents of black students.

The SPLC says Mississippi is the discrimination of black students and thus violating the law which have been inherited Mississippi from the union following the civil war. That law says that the state should never deprive the citizens of the school rights and privileges.”

Reeves says that it was “almost ridiculous” that the SPLC criticism on the education of black students, but is pursuing another lawsuit against the Mississippi that is focused on the block of the Term of office of the current method of funding charter schools.


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Mississippi leaders are called again about unequal education, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students.

The lawsuit says Mississippi river that do not meet the requirements of the federal law that the wording of the state of the union after the civil war. That law says that the state should never deprive any citizen of the “school of the rights and powers described in the 1868 constitution.

The SPLC argues that the Mississippi has repeatedly weakened its constitutional protection for education since then, as part of a white supremacist effort to prevent the education of blacks. The lawsuit asks a judge to force the state to honor the promise of that document, written nearly a century and a half ago.


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