Reading, writing and choosing

September 1992
U.S. News & World Report;9/28/92, Vol. 113 Issue 12, p23
Reports that New York City's school system last week became the largest in the nation to adopt a plan that lets public-school students choose where they go to class. Starting next year, parents can send their children to elementary and junior high schools outside their districts. What officials are hoping the plan will accomplish; Proponent Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton; Critics worry that troubled schools will lose their best pupils.


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