Edwards Pushes Better Education For Poor

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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants to strengthen education for poor children and make schools more economically diverse in order to fight poverty.

The former North Carolina senator says the nation doesn't have just racial segregation in schools, but has huge economic segregation.

Edwards was in Pittsburgh last night as part of an eight-state tour to highlight poverty issues.

He says there are two public schools systems in America, one for
those living in wealthy suburban areas and one for everyone else.

Edwards criticized last month's U-S Supreme Court decision rejecting school diversity plans in Seattle and Louisville, Kentucky. He says the ruling turned "on its head" the landmark 1954 desegregation decision stemming from the Brown versus Board of Education case.