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School officials who last summer were celebrating winning a grant to create "break the mold" public schools here find themselves now under fire from hundreds of conservative Christian activists who are questioning the project's academic integrity and saying it would undermine their children's religious beliefs.
The recent ouster of the chancellor of the New York City Public Schools has focused renewed attention on an alarming national trend: the growing instability of the job of big-city school superintendents. Forty of the 45 superintendents of the Council of the Great City Schools have been in their current positions only since 1990--with some hired since then already leaving their jobs.
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