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Parents testify in trial on Pitt County schools

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The parents of current or former Pitt County Schools students say their children succeeded in school despite what they said was racial discrimination by teachers and administrators.

The Daily Reflector reports (http://bit.ly/12nq6Bn) the four parents testified Thursday in a trial the school system hopes will prove it treats all students equally regardless of race. The attorney for the school system rested his case on Wednesday.

Lawyers for the Pitt County Coalition to Educate Black Children began their arguments Thursday. The coalition maintains that the school system needs to do more to ensure equal numbers of black and white students attend the county's schools.

Both sides are expected to present their closing arguments on Friday.

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Information from: The Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com

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