School Choice: No Chance

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Apr 19, 12:00 AM

Waltham school choice hearing planned for April 27

The School Committee will hold a public hearing on whether to offer school choice, at its next meeting on April 27. The district has never participated in the program, and school leaders dont expect this year to be an exception. We dont believe its an appropriate way to go, said Assistant Superintendent of Administration Anne Marie Carr-Reardon, noting that she does not actually make the decision. There is very little support it in the district, and it seems there is no advantage to offering it, Carr-Reardon said. The districts participation in school choice would enable students from other communities to attend school in Waltham, which would receive $5,000 per pupil.

Tags: school choice, vouchers

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