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Parents speak up on school wants

By Stephanie Ebbert
Globe Staff / August 6, 2012
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Parents across Boston want schools that offer strong academics and a safe environment close to home. But their priorities differ based on where they live, a new Boston School Department report shows. The differing priorities illustrate the competing interests school officials must weigh as they design a new method to assign children to schools across the city. The complicated school-choice process baffles and frustrates many parents who say a system designed to promote fair access often unfairly shuts them out of the schools they choose.

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