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Thursday, September 22, 2016

I was born just a couple of years before the Swann decision. I was bussed from downtown Charlotte out to McClintock Middle School and then East Mecklenburg High School. As I grew up, never did I think that half a century later my city would still be struggling with the same issues. Recently, an EdNC contributor suggested we should have focused more on integration instead of desegregation — that the distinction is critical. Yesterday, as I walked around downtown knowing the event to connect the the past, present, and future of the Swann decision would be cancelled, I couldn’t help but think about the motto of my elementary school, Irwin Elementary. It was living, loving, learning together. It’s time. Mebane

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Mebane Rash

Mebane Rash is the CEO and editor-in-chief of EducationNC.

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