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A Week before Classes, State Role in Camden Schools Uncertain

A recent lawsuit stopped the State of New Jersey from taking over Camden schools, but it is unclear as to what will happen next. The State's focus on controlling the district's finances and operations can be a distraction, however, say some experts.

A recent lawsuit stopped the State of New Jersey from taking over Camden schools, but it is unclear as to what will happen next. The State's focus on controlling the district's finances and operations can be a distraction, however, say some experts.

"You can end up losing a couple of years on just those issues and end up losing track of what brought them there, which is educational progress," said Dr. Margaret Terry Orr of Teachers College, Columbia University

The article, entitled "A Week before Classes, State Role in Camden Schools Uncertain" appeared in the August 30th edition of Newsday.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

Published Sunday, Sep. 15, 2002

A Week before Classes, State Role in Camden Schools Uncertain

A recent lawsuit stopped the State of New Jersey from taking over Camden schools, but it is unclear as to what will happen next. The State's focus on controlling the district's finances and operations can be a distraction, however, say some experts.

"You can end up losing a couple of years on just those issues and end up losing track of what brought them there, which is educational progress," said Dr. Margaret Terry Orr of Teachers College, Columbia University

The article, entitled "A Week before Classes, State Role in Camden Schools Uncertain" appeared in the August 30th edition of Newsday.

When possible, the News Bureau provides a link to article summaries, a link is always provided to the online source. Not all online sources archive information and some charge a fee for older material.

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