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Youngstown NAACP addresses state takeover of city schools

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The local chapter of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning to address the state takeover of Youngstown City Schools and what can be done to increase student performance. 

The president of the Youngstown chapter of the NAACP, George Freeman, said that they want to see what can be done to raise grades, especially among African American students within the school district. 

The organization has been meeting with Ohio school leaders to try and get some clarifications on how things should be working in the school system now that the state has taken over the district.

Freeman said that until the school system gets up to the C or a B rating, it will remain under the control of the state.

He said the board doesn't seem to understand this and wants to fight it.

"Fighting isn't going to get it done at this point. Improving the schools in Youngstown is the only thing right now that's going to get Youngstown City Schools out of the control of the state," Freeman said.

The NAACP would like to see school CEO Krish Mohip create a committee to help oversee the failing grades. 

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