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Minnesota Republican: ‘I watched Minneapolis get destroyed’ by integration

As Minnesota’s state senate debates a public school funding bill that would remove funding from integration programs in the major cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Duluth and shift it to a statewide literacy drive, one freshman Republican has been particularly blunt in his opinions. “I watched Minneapolis get destroyed,” Sen.…

Technological changes may lead to “reading divide”

TOKYO (Reuters) – The rapid rise of e-books could lead to a “reading divide” as those unable to afford the new technology are left behind, even as U.S. reading and writing skills decline still further. At particular threat are African-American communities where many students are already falling behind their majority…

Exclusive: NAACP calls Tea Party speaker’s quip ‘outrageous, insidious’

Convention’s opening speaker suggested reinstating law that kept blacks from voting WASHINGTON — Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo may have fired up the most zealous conservatives at the first ever National Tea Party Convention, but he hasn’t pleased the renowned civil rights group NAACP. Speaking before a crowd of 600…

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