Knox County Schools faces (another) civil rights investigation

The Johnson family has a beef with Knox County Schools, one they say they’ve been trying to resolve for years but keeps cropping up because of an ingrained culture of discrimination and prejudice.

If those accusations hold true or not will be up to the federal Department of Education to decide. Sharlës Johnson and his wife, Rebekiah, have filed a complaint with the federal Office of Civil Rights against the school system—one of at least two pending against KCS.

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Clay Duda is a freelance journalist specializing in investigative reporting, feature writing, editorial photography, and digital media.