School boundaries not ideal for everyone

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. parents and school advocates say a revised school boundaries proposal is an improvement, but they say the plan does little to address some of the city's most vexing problems in education.

The Washington Post ( ) reports some parents and activists urged city leaders to slow or stop the boundary changes until more schools improve. At a series of public meetings over the past week, parents said their chief concern is the quality of schools.

Parents expressed worries that new school boundaries could make it more difficult for children in less affluent areas to get into better schools on the other side of the District.

Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith says the school boundary proposal can encourage improvement but is not meant to improve school quality on its own.


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