Statistics Expert to Testify In Redistricting Case

schoolThe Lower Merion School District redistricting case, Doe v. LMSD, began today. Eleven months ago the parents of nine Lower Merion students living in Ardmore filed suit in federal court in Philadelphia to prevent them from being redistricted from Lower Merion High School to Harriton High School.

The students, who are all black, and their attorney are arguing that the district used race in determining the new boundaries in violation of the United States Constitution and various civil-rights laws.  Pavel Greenfield, a mathematician and statistician, will testify as an expert witness for the plaintiffs.

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