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Resource ID: #18079
Subject: Schools
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
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Date: Aug. 23

Description

The Wall Street Journal sheds light on a little-noticed trend across the country: "well-to-do parents have become increasingly aggressive about trying to improve the public schools their children attend. " The story focuses on the Cheremoya Avenue School located in an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood, where "parents have taken the audacious step of attempting to upgrade their underperforming local school before even committing to sending their children." The author examines the wealthy parents' motives to send their children to public schools, even when they have the means to pay for private schools. The story finds that some well-off parents have too high expectations for changing the public schools "overnight."

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