6 districts seek end to racial standard

Posted: August 26, 2014 at 3:55 a.m.

Six of seven Garland County school districts asked a federal judge Monday to end a 22-year-old consent decree that uses race-based criteria to restrict student transfers within the districts, arguing that the law it was based on has been repealed and the practice is "no longer just or equitable."

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Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz, right, greets his Chadian counterpart Moussa Faki during the opening session of  a gathering of foreign ministers of Libya's neighbors in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Foreign ministers from Egypt Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, and Chad, as well as the Arab League Secretary General, met Monday as weeks of inter-militia fighting has wreaked havoc in Libya. It's the worst violence in Libya since the 2011 downfall and killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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