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Report: 56,000 City Grade School Kids Live in Areas Without Good Middle Schools

January 13, 2017
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In many of the city's poorest neighborhoods, there isn't a single good middle school, according to some of Mayor Bill de Blasio's loudest critics on education policy, who are now slamming City Hall for it. NY1 education reporter Lindsey Christ has more. Middle school is a tough time for kids and their teachers. It's a challenge Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña talks about often. But now, a group critical of Mayor de Blasio's education policies is focusing on the quality of city middle schools. The group issued a report saying 56,000 elementary school kids live in neighborhoods without good middle schools. "I live in Bed-Stuy, but I send my daughter to school in Williamsburg because I wasn't satisfied with the middle schools in my community," parent Camille...

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