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City looks to implement middle school application process

Staten Island middle schools are moving toward a system wide middle school application process. 
 
"Over time, I hope to increase choice," Klein told reporters”, whom is the schools chancellor.  As much as we can -- within the public school system -- facilitate choice, we look forward to doing so." 
 
"There are a lot of people who promote and endorse the weighted student funding system precisely because they think it's going to lead to a lot more choice within the public school system and outside the public school system in the form of vouchers," said Michael Rebell, former counsel for the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, and current executive director of the Campaign for Education Equity at Columbia University's Teachers College. "It would certainly facilitate moving in that direction if somebody wanted to."
 
This article appeared in the January 25, 2007 edition of the Staten Island Advance.
 
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