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Black Coalition Leader: ‘Neighborhood Schools Before Integration Worked Well’ for Minority Students

As President Obama expresses his desire to further increase the federal government’s role in education, the education leader of a prominent black pastor’s organization tells Breitbart News more federal government is not what lower income and minority students need. Instead, parents and strong communities – such as the kind that existed before integration – are what will sustain student achievement. “Neighborhood schools before integration worked well because students made important connections with the school family and their community, despite the access and equity issues of the day,” Dr. Deborah De Sousa Owens observes.

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