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The Edison Vote - One Year Later

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

It was just over a year ago when parents at five low-performing New York City schools rejected a takeover by the private company Edison Schools. At the time, Schools Chancellor Harold Levy portrayed the vote against privatization as a sign of faith in public education. Today, two of those five schools are being shut down by the state… as scheduled. But one recently improved enough to avoid being closed. And the other two will find out in June if they've also made enough gains. WNYC's Beth Fertig has this report on the struggle to turn around years of neglect.

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