RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina NAACP has filed a federal civil rights complaint over changes to the diversity policy in the state's largest school system.
Leaders of the group, along with other nonprofit groups, say the step is needed to prevent Wake County schools from returning to segregation.
The complaint was filed Friday with the federal Department of Education. Leaders of the coalition backing the complaint announced their decision at a Saturday news conference.
A majority of school board members voted this year to end a policy aimed at achieving socio-economic balance in county schools.
The board members say there are other ways to achieve diversity rather than busing.
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