Par­ents ask state AG to look at civil rights com­plaint against Buf­falo schools

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A par­ent group is ask­ing the state at­tor­ney gen­eral to get in­volved in its civil rights com­plaint against Buf­falo Pub­lic Schools.

The Dis­trict Par­ent Co­or­di­nat­ing Coun­cil re­cently asked the U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion to force the dis­trict to pro­vide black and His­panic stu­dents more ac­cess to its top schools, pri­mar­ily City Hon­ors.

Now, the group is reach­ing out to the state at­tor­ney gen­eral’s Civil Rights Bureau in hopes it also will con­sider the com­plaint in­volv­ing City Hon­ors, as well as other civil rights con­cerns, like teacher di­ver­sity and ac­cess to ad­vanced place­ment cour­ses, said Samuel L. Rad­ford

III, pres­i­dent of the par­ent group.

The state At­tor­ney Gen­eral’s Of­fice con­firmed that of­fi­cials have spo­ken with the par­ent group.

The of­fice is re­view­ing the mat­ter, al­though there is not yet an open in­ves­ti­ga­tion, according to a spokesper­son.

– Jay Rey

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