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July 26th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Civil rights complaint filed against one of America's top high schools

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia is considered one of the best magnet schools in the country. The prestigious school is ranked the number two high school by US News and World Report and tenth by Newsweek.

However, a new federal civil rights complaint says the school is essentially shutting out minority students.

This year's incoming freshman class will be just 2.7% Latino and 1.4% black.

Tina Hone is the founder and executive director of the "Coalition of the Silence," which filed the complaint against the school with the Board of Education in conjunction with the NAACP this week.

Hone sits down with Soledad on Starting Point today to explain why the complaint was filed and to discuss diversity in America's schools.


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  1. Horace Grant

    Makes sense to me ... But what do I know, I'm just a VOTER?

    July 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply

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