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In her Commentary on home instruction, Patricia M. Lines described the practice as a popular, respectable, successful, and, on balance, legally sound alternative to traditional schooling.
As a result of recent educational research, urban public elementary schools are now, in my judgment, legally obligated for the first time to effectively educate in basic skills substantially all of their students, regardless of the percentage who are poor or members of racial minorities.
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