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POP QUIZ

by Jordan Green

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask elected officials about their jobs. This week, we address questions to candidates for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education.

The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.

Questions

1. True or false? Nine Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools were placed on the state’s low performing list for three consecutive years.

2. Name the landmark US Supreme Court ruling that dismantled state-enforced segregation in public schools.

3. True or false? According to a 2006 study commissioned by the US Commission on Civil Rights, an expert panel concluded that racial and ethnic diversity in elementary and secondary schools results in significant improvements in academic performance.

Jimmie Lee Bonham, District 1 candidate: 1.True [ ] 2.Brown vs. Board of Education [ ] 3.True [X]

Jim Toole, District 2 candidate: 1.True [ ] 2.Brown vs. Board of Education [ ] 3.True, I don’t know how you measure you significant but I would say “yes.” [X]

Donald Dunn, District 2 candidate: 1.False [X] 2.Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas [ ] 3.True [X]

Correct Answers

1.True.

2.Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas

3.False.

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