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Regents delay vote on career/tech changes

January 6, 2012

The State Board of Education had to push back a vote yesterday because so many people showed up to testify about Achievement First. The charter school proposal has both ardent supporters and passionate opponents. So many of them turned up at yesterday’s board meeting that the Regents scrapped their entire consent agenda to accommodate them.

Supporters say Achievement First will offer a high quality alternative for parents. Opponents say it will take state funding away from other public schools. They have also questioned Achievement First’s record of serving Hispanic students and non-native English speakers at schools in Connecticut and New York.

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