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Demand exceeds supply in choice of school alternatives

THE DEMAND for spots in public schools outside of the traditional district system is far greater than the opportunities mentioned in “School change plans tweak status quo, when bold change is needed” (Editorial, Jan. 29).

The stated argument for greater change is correct and thoughtful. But the problem is understated: For every METCO student taking a bus to the suburbs, several M ETCO lottery entrants are denied. For every student entering a public charter school, at least one public charter lottery entrant is denied.

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