by Jeff Woods
“I’ve stated pretty clearly that I think the plan is on balance good, and I think the process was on balance fair, and I support it. Labeling it as resegregation or ‘separate but equal’ is overly simplistic and does a disservice to the kind of discussion and dialogue we need to have to work together. I don’t think we gain by going back and reinventing the wheel on that.”The new board met for the first time yesterday and acted as if everything is just peaches and cream. Schools are failing, there’s no superintendent, and blacks and whites are at each other’s throats. But board members went home after their shortest meeting in months. They might have spent a little time discussing how to defend themselves against the discrimination lawsuit that the NAACP is almost certainly about to file.