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Published: Monday, May 19 2014 12:10 a.m. MDT

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Portland, OR

The greatest disservice to equal educational opportunity has been done, unfortunately, by our federal court system. It has gradually made returning to segregated school systems possible by declaring being 'color blind' solves discrimination. It doesn't. If nothing is done to stop discrimination it just continues as we can see looking at current segregation statistics for American public schools.

Alpine, UT

Ironically, the Obama administration is perhaps the biggest inhibitor to fixing this issue. Obama is beholding to large teacher unions which supported his campaign. In return, he is supporting their demand against the voucher system that would allow minorities much more choice where their children attend schools.

Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice department have brought suits against several states and school districts to prevent them from expanding their voucher programs, which would allow parents of minority children the opportunity to send their children to private and better performing schools.

This would be one of the quickest and most readily available options in fixing this issue. Again, it's very ironic that the first Black administration in US history is the biggest deterrent to fixing this minority complaint. Sadly, the liberal press and teacher unions will be slow to recognize, admit and take action to fix the problem. Perhaps this can also somehow be blamed on Bush and the Tea Party.

It would be laughable if the consequences weren't so serious. Also, race hustling is a huge industry that won't go away no matter what. Al Sharpton and his minions will always proliferate.

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