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New York City Will Limit Chance to Leave Failing Schools

Date: July 17, 2004
Author: Elissa Gootman
QUOTE: New York City, which last year allowed every child who wished to transfer out of a failing school to do so, will drastically reduce the number of students allowed to move this year...Some critics said early on that New York City risked harming its better schools in allowing so many students in them.

ABSTRACT: Thanks to the new federal law, the No Child Left Behind, last year the city of New York allowed every child who wanted to transfer from a failing school to a school with better performance to do so. As for this year, the case will not be the same since the amount of students allowed to transfer will be decreased dramatically due to the overcrowding of the schools, the amount of money spent on bussing the students and the undermining of some schoolsÂ’ reputations according to some critics.

--- Sari Kent

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