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Schenectady residents rally to cause of getting more school aid

Superintendent says districts with more black students get shorted

Oron Tucker, president of a not-for-profit basketball program for at-risk youth in Schenectady,  asks Superintendent Larry Spring a question at a community meeting on Tuesday regarding  the civil rights complaint the district is filing with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Oron Tucker, president of a not-for-profit basketball program for at-risk youth in Schenectady, asks Superintendent Larry Spring a question at a community meeting on Tuesday regarding the civil rights complaint the district is filing with the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Dozens of Schenectady residents signed on to a civil rights complaint Tuesday, telling the U.S. Department of Justice that they and their children were discriminated against by the state of New York. The complaint alleges that the state gives more money to predominantly white school districts, leaving less for districts like Schenectady, which have many minority students. Parent Jamaica Miles carried her 2-year-old daughter to Tuesday night’s meeting at Central Park International Magnet School so ...


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