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Group asking Youngstown School board to act in best interest of African American students

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A Grassroots Collaborative says it will give the Youngstown Board of Education one more chance to act in the best interest of African American students.

A group spokesman is calling for the majority of school board members to use their authority to make sure Youngstown is in compliance with President Obama's executive order for educational excellence of African American students.

Otherwise, the collaborative will begin a mobilization to withdraw underserved students from Youngstown schools.

"It's going to be a door to door, McDonalds to McDonalds, Burger King to Burger King process of educating people of what their options are," said Jimma McWilson with the Grassroots Collaborative.

Our efforts to contact the superintendent and school board president for comment were unsuccessful.

The board's next meeting is Tuesday.

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