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WFAA 2011-09-27 22:08:00 UTC
WFAA 2011-09-27 22:08:00 UTC
WFAA 2011-09-27 22:08:00 UTC
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News 8 at 5
WFAA (ABC)Dallas, TX DMA: 5
Sep 27 2011 5:08PM CDT
Programming Type: News
>>> the fort worth school board will consider new voting district tonight and it could be the first step toward a very long groundbreaking core battle. hispanic groups say the proposed plan does not give the community equal representation and the group suggests voting lines could set new standards in texas. channel 8's casey norton reports. reporter: fern ando is in a room filled with maps. he'd like to make a compromise on new districts but he's prepared to take the fort worth school board to court. >> that's what teaching is all about, to give hispanics three majority seats. reporter: flores says the current school board's plan dilutes the power of a latino community. the hispanic national council says adding ang lo-american neighborhoods to 50% of hispanic populations is unfair. he wants three districts to have more than 60% hispanics to make up for low voter turnout. >> the less they tend to grow. we've worked and worked to get people out to vote, but it's a socio-economic issue as well. >>reporter: alan sax is a political science professor at ut arlington. he says basing this on voter population instead of voter turnout is british groundbreaking in texas. predetermined outcomes based on race raise some interesting questions. >> does it mean an anglo cannot represent the senate? the hispanics cannot represent an anglo? reporter: florez already made one appeal to the trustees with an attorney at his side and he'll make his case again to ensure the power of a growing hispanic population as visible in fort worth schools. >> it's not changed. this is absolutely going to go to court. reporter: when fort worth schools approve a plan, new lines will be drawn and election history cou be made. casey norton, channel 8 news.
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