- Apr 12, 2008
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Devine intervention: Feds to question middle-schoolers on discrimination complaints
DEVINE, Texas -- Most middle school take-home permission slips are about field trips. But the one in Devine is asking if students can talk with federal investigators.
Although the population in Devine is 60 percent Hispanic, the middle school girls volleyball team is not.
Some of the girls' parents complained to the Department of Education about discrimination, alleging there is a large amount of white girls that make up the A team compared to the heavily Hispanic B team.
And it has this small town of 4,400 talking about racial disparity.
Next week the Department of Education is sending investigators to interview the girls who attended practice and tryouts.