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Parents sound off on school plan

Some say it favors those living near quality schools

Parents and advocates raised concerns on Thursday about a proposal before the Boston School Committee that would dramatically change the way children are assigned to the city’s public schools.

At a public meeting at English High School in Jamaica Plain, some parents said the proposed assignment system would not resolve problems created by the so-called walk-zone policy, where half the seats in every school are reserved for children who live nearby.

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