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<p>Retired state senator, Avel Gordly, one of the signees of a letter "applauding" the Portland Public School superintendent Carole Smith for confronting recently highlighted  racial problems at Metropolitan Learning Center in N.W. Portland. </p>

Retired state senator, Avel Gordly, one of the signees of a letter "applauding" the Portland Public School superintendent Carole Smith for confronting recently highlighted racial problems at Metropolitan Learning Center in N.W. Portland.

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Getting at the Root of the Problems at MLC

We applaud the superintendant for her response

Some local African American leaders commend Portland Public School superintendent Carole Smith for confronting recently highlighted racial inequities at Metropolitan Learning Center where she concluded complaints from the mostly white parent-body against the Black principal of the school were in part racially motivated.