Bridging together the Red Cedar divide

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By Irum Ibrahim
Entirely East Lansing

In July 2014, the East Lansing Board of Education finalized its decision to shut down Red Cedar Elementary for financial purposes. Residents of East Lansing have seen several changes in the community since the school closing, with several claiming that an apparent divide has been created.

In this interview with Michigan State English Professor Jeffrey Wray, he shares his thoughts on how the closing has divided the East Lansing community. In addition, he discusses ways in which that divide can potentially be bridged together.

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