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NAACP and Decatur Public schools met to talk about education


Decatur - Only about 13 percent of students in Decatur Public Schools met or exceeded basic test standards last year, now school leaders are addressing the issue.


Community members, faculty and the Decatur Branch of the NAACP met to talk about education.


Doctor Rhonda Key was just one of the speakers at the meeting. She says it's important to come together to talk about these issues, because education prepares students for becoming contributing members of their community. "It's important for any community throughout the United States to talk about education because education is going to give our kids skills to be producers not only good servers but producers in the United states."


The NAACP Decatur branch is planning another focus group in January, for those recently out of high school to find out a way to enhance education.

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