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Jonetta Rose Barras: D.C. charters and neighborhoods

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Squirreled away in the 2013 budget the D.C. Council approved last week was a section mandating a study of admissions preference at charter schools for children who live in the neighborhoods where those facilities are located. Chairman Kwame R. Brown authored the measure, which has been embraced by Ward 6's Tommy Wells and other legislators.Most folks have taken a what-is-the-harm position. Even...

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