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Times-Journal Editorial SPLC claims are quite the puzzle

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:59 pm

The news that a nonprofit civil rights group had targeted Fort Payne’s school system for alleged discriminatory practices — for supposedly failing to admit a child based on having been born in Mexico — was surprising to say the least.

Never in the nearly 11 years that Jim Cunningham has served as superintendent of the Fort Payne City Schools has there been a legitimate complaint of discrimination. Instead, the school system is working hard to get out from under decades of oversight by a federal court related to the insidious history of segregation borne by the schools across our state.

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