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Hoover school bus advocates join with NAACP asking state, Justice Department to intervene

Hoover is a suburb of Birmingham, with an increasing minority population. Cancelling bus service in the school district is seen by many as a way to keep minority students out of the schools.

Comments on this story are so ugly I can't reprint them here.

Here's an update:
U.S. Justice Department talking with state schools superintendent about Hoover school bus cuts

by Jon Anderson

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Hoover parents fighting to keep public school buses today joined forces with the NAACP and other groups to call on the U.S. Department of Justice and state schools superintendent to intervene in the Hoover school bus issue.

The parents also said they plan to protest the Super 6 state high school football championships at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa next month if something is not done to stop the elimination of public school buses in Hoover.

The announcement was made this afternoon at the foot of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham.

School bus advocates said they believe the decision to either eliminate school bus service or charge fees through a private company is an effort to keep black, Hispanic and poor white children from attending Hoover schools. . . .

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— Jon Anderson





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