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Teacher reinstated after segregation lesson

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A southeast Michigan public school teacher who was removed from the classroom while district officials looked into whether a lesson plan on African-American history and racial segregation laws was inappropriate has been reinstated.

The Monroe News reports Alan Barron was placed on paid leave last month after an eighth-grade history class at Monroe Middle School was shown a video of how white entertainers once used black face paint to imitate blacks.

An assistant principal sat in on the history class.

On Sunday, Barron's lawyer C.J. Horkey issued a statement saying Barron is allowed to return to the classroom.

Superintendent Barry Martin said in a statement on the Monroe Public Schools' website that paid leave was used to give the district time to "fully consider what occurred in this classroom."

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