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With all the unique challenges facing African-Americans, identifying just one problem as the most fundamental issue sounds like the beginning of a long, nuanced conversation. It’s not so complicated, however, for President Barack Obama. In a recent conversation with reporters, Obama easily cited education as the most important issue for the black community.

“If we close the achievement gap, then a big chunk of economic inequality in this society is diminished,” Obama told a small group of journalists from black media outlets, including ESSENCE.

“Now, how do we do that? Better teachers, greater accountability, and more resources combined with more reform.”

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