School makeovers, fueled by the middle class

As parents raise funds, standards, some fear impact on diversity

Leesa Kurtz-Stolbach, an art teacher at the Joseph P. Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Plain, instructed her students during class recently. Kurtz-Stolbach’s salary is partially funded by parents of students at the school.
By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / November 26, 2006

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Two years ago, the Joseph J. Hurley Elementary School in Boston's South End had no gym and no library. Students jumped rope in the hallways on rainy days and trekked several blocks to the public library. For years, the school had been shunned by parents during the annual school selection lottery. (Full article: 1567 words)

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