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PoliticsHarris says busing should be considered, not mandated

02:25  04 july  2019
02:25  04 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Fact-checking night two of the first Democratic presidential debate

Fact-checking night two of the first Democratic presidential debate CNN fact checks night two of the first Democratic debate on June 27 in Miami. We're checking claims made by the 10 candidates, including Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.

Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal After a Democratic Party picnic Wednesday in West Des Moines, Harris was asked by reporters whether she supports federally mandated busing .

Kamala Harris says believes busing students should be considered by a school district trying to desegregate its locations, but suggests it should not be federally mandated . She says she thinks of busing as " being in the toolbox" of way to desegregate schools.

Harris says busing should be considered, not mandated © Provided by The Associated Press Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during the West Des Moines Democrats' annual picnic, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris says busing students should be considered by a school district trying to desegregate its locations, but suggests it should not be federally mandated.

She says she thinks of busing as "being in the toolbox" of way to desegregate schools.

Harris spoke to reporters after a Democratic Party picnic in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Harris says "there are a lot of issues" involved in desegregating America's schools, including changing the way public schools are funded and increasing teacher pay.

Her position on the issue has come into focus since she criticized former Vice President Joe Biden during last week's debate for opposing federally mandated busing while he was a Delaware senator.

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