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Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a discussion on the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce "unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education" Friday, March 21, 2014, at J. Ormond Wilson Elementary School library in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a discussion on the importance of universal access to preschool and the need to reduce "unnecessary and unfair school discipline practices and other barriers to equity and opportunity at all levels of education" Friday, March 21, 2014, at J. Ormond Wilson Elementary School library in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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