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June 8th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

NAACP responds to criticism of lawsuit aimed at preventing school closures

This week, CNN education contributor Steve Perry was fired up about the NAACP's decision to join the New York City teachers union in a lawsuit to stop the city from closing some of its worst-performing schools. The closures would then open the door for new charter schools to take over those buildings.

To respond to Steve Perry's argument, AM's Christine Romans spoke with NAACP general counsel Kim Keenan about the group's position on the lawsuit.

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