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NAACP Weighs In On St. Louis Charter Closures

Posted on: 9:22 pm, April 22, 2012, by Kelley Hoskins
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP has sent a letter to a top  Missouri education official questioning why the more than 3,500  students attending a network of soon-to-close St. Louis charter  schools haven’t been given the option of transferring to accredited  school districts, as allowed under state law.
Adolphus Pruitt, the president of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People’s St. Louis branch, said in an
interview that litigation was likely. He said several attorneys
were being interviewed and the plaintiffs would be displaced
charter school students.
At issue is the state Board of Education’s decision Tuesday to

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