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On the street: What is the biggest problem facing schools nationally right now?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 18, 2004

Tim Nauman, nuclear physicist, Lawrence

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“They need to pay teachers more. I also want to find a way where someone who’s been in a profession for 20 years can come back and teach it. But they’re not doing that for $40,000 a year.”

Abby Kipling, KU senior, Wayzata, Minn.

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“Public funding. Teachers are underpaid.”

Rob Mountjoy, musician/caregiver, Lawrence

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“The violence, the drugs and dealing with safety in the inner-city”

Ken Beckman, business owner, Kansas City, Kan.

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“That Brown v. Board was never realized.”

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