Mann for School Board
Topic: School Segregation
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by Doug Mann, 11 Feb 2005
Feature story, 17 May 2000 issue of City Pages. "How do you make a massive desegregation lawsuit disappear? Give 500 kids free rides to the suburbs, throw in some promises about “school report cards,” and presto!"
8 January 2002 Bill Green's term as a member of the Minneapolis School Board is over. In an interview published in City Pages, Green noted that the state had agreed to earmark $5 million for metro-area desegregation as part of the settlement of the NAACP lawsuit, but the legislature took that money out of the budget during the 2001 session, and the NAACP had nothing to say about that. The settlement agreement also stipulated that the NAACP may never sue the state and local school boards which are parties to the agreement, but there is an escape clause: If the state violates the agreement, the NAACP could take steps to recover its right to sue.