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Evanston school seeking diversity may drop honors course

Nov 23, 2010 10:43:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
School may drop an honors English course for high achievers

High Schools across Chicagoland are trying to diversify their advanced classes, but Evanston Township is considering the boldest step of all: eliminating an elite honors English course that has traditionally been offered to the highest-achieving incoming freshmen -- usually white. The proposal has spurred an emotionally charged and race-tinged debate in the liberal, multiracial community.

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