Program for failing eighth-graders meets with opposition

05/15/2008 | Republican (Springfield, Mass.), The

A Massachusetts system's plan to assign failing eighth-graders to a special school meant to better prepare them for high school has been canceled amid public opposition, and is slated for more analysis and review. "To warehouse these individuals would be a travesty, and a recipe for failure," said city council President Bud L. Williams. "I think you'll see the dropout rate increase."

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