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for Independent Weekly Vol. 7 Issue 8, April 20-26 1989
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Durham City Schools and Durham County schools are considering a merger. Members from the task force in charge of reviewing the merger share what they have learned and how the facts have changed them. Many members who were first opposed to the merger are now open to the idea and are beginning to talk to others about what changed their minds. The city schools are primarily African-American and poor, while the county schools are primarily white and wealthier. The merging of the two schools would save money and would improve the quality of education for the city schools.
A merger between Durham County Schools and Durham City Schools is being considered. A task force of community leaders is looking into the merger which would save the county money. The citizens of the county are unsure about the merger and it faces much opposition. Many issues are being raised including issues about race, class, identity, and whether the merger makes sense. Most citizens seemed concerned about what they will lose if the schools merge and whether it is best for their children.