Education emphasis might be causing racial problem

Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
Maybe the theory that Americans should be very well educated to eliminate racism might actually be the problem. The emphasis on education involves college admissions requirements at the expense of vocational and performing arts electives and extracurricular commitments which bring Whites, Blacks and Hispanics together. Perhaps restoring these electives and extracurricular activities rather than emphasizing admission to a prestigious college would be the solution. High school math and science requirements nowadays are primarily for college admission purposes. High school graduates who do not enter specific professions very rarely use that level of math and science outside of school. The elimination of requirements does not prevent those students who want math and science classes from
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