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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - "School-transfer criteria under fire: Districts taking only top students"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports in a long story that begins:

INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers focused on a new kind of cherry-picking Monday – public schools using criteria such as passage of state accountability tests when deciding whether to accept a transfer student.

For years there has been resentment over private schools being able to selectively choose students, and now the same debate has bled into public schools.

“In this case school choice is only available to choice students,” said Dawn McGrath, a school administrator in Kokomo. “It’s the way in which students are chosen that makes this different.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 17, 2012 08:40 AM
Posted to Indiana Government