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I certainly hope the new magnet-school program works. My 8th-grade child has been subjected to so many new programs in the Wake County, N.C., public schools that it is hard to keep track of them.
In the continuing effort to save the public-school system, it is easy to become so caught up in arcane policy matters that the realities of the classroom are forgotten.
I wonder if the children are as confused as I am by a school system that hires truant officers to drag students into school and vice principals to kick them out.
Dear Congressman Nobus: I am writing to you--a legislator with a consistently progressive voting record--because of your position for school integration, but against busing.
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