Wednesday, January 24, 2007

This? Effing appalling.

Since there was no mention of New Orleans in the SOTU, the nation would not know that 300 children have been "wait listed" because for the forgotten Americans there is neither enough room or teachers.....

In an exceedingly rare move for a public school system, hundreds of children seeking spots in the city's schools have been turned away -- "wait-listed" -- and told that the campuses have no room, school officials said Tuesday.

In the state-run Recovery School District, where 300 students have been placed on a waiting list since Jan. 8, officials are scrambling to open additional buildings and hire more teachers.

Meanwhile, an unknown number of students have been turned away from the various other types of public schools in the emerging system, including 31 independent charter schools and five still run by the Orleans Parish School Board.

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