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Menino Seeks Delay On School Assignment Vote

BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is asking a panel he appointed to delay a vote — originally scheduled for this weekend — on new school assignment plans, but just long enough to let parents weigh in.

Menino says the group has met more than 70 times to shape three new school assignment proposals, which were announced last month.

The mayor wants the panel to recommend one to the School Committee for approval by the end of this month.

“It’s about quality education in the city of Boston,” Menino said. “We’ve been fighting for that since 1973. We’re at a point in our city’s history when we should be doing it.”

The new plans are aimed at letting students attend high-quality schools closer to home.

A new plan would take effect in 2014.

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  • electtomdooley.com

    Boston parents are only interested in ONE school assignment plan, that is the one that allows ALL of our children to walk to the nearest school, and this would pay for itself in x number of years by $118 million wasted each year with forced busing ($18 is Metco, but still, why would they go if they had the same facilities nearby?). Menion and the social engineers just don’t want to admit that integration and desegregation was a mistake, but if the vast majority of the children and non-white, from the same socio-economic strata (mostly poor, working class, broken or welfare homes), there is no point. 5 years and a half $BILLION later, we could have built schools all across town. Parents move if they can rather participate in this bizarre social engineering.

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