According to the Phila Dail News, Philly Supt. Paul Vallas recently told parents who were upset about declining numbers of their kids getting into top schools that the reason was NCLB transfer kids:
"He said the federal No Child Left Behind law requires the district to
give students from failing schools anywhere in the city first dibs on
transfers under its "School Choice" provision."
Now, I don't think the law says that, and I'm not sure Vallas said it, but how interesting would things get if NCLB transfer kids got put at the front of the line (instead of the back where they are now) when it came to picking where they want to go?
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