Antioch school district must face trial on agreement to remedy bias against Black students

Equal Justice Society

Read an article about this in the East Bay Times.

A state court has rejected the Antioch Unified School District’s (AUSD’s) attempt to renege on an agreement made with the East County NAACP to address federal civil rights and disability rights violations against African American students.

AUSD agreed in March 2015 to retain experts to investigate the District’s alleged discriminatory practices. The experts—chosen from the fields of school discipline, special education, and social psychology—were to make recommendations to address discrimination, which stemmed in part from implicit bias.

“After three more years of discrimination against students and not providing necessary special education services, Antioch Unified has spent taxpayer dollars trying to break their promises rather than investing those resources to fix the problem,” said Willie Mims of the East County NAACP. “East County NAACP will continue to fight for the protection and support of African American students held back by…

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