Camden, N.J. schools poll finds deep displeasure

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

About a third of the students surveyed - around half of them in some schools - expressed a desire to attend a different school.

Teachers polled also expressed dismay at the appearance of their buildings, and a quarter of them said students in their schools do not care about learning.

The indictment of conditions in the city's public schools drew a call from Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard - recently appointed by the state after it took over the district this year - "to implement dramatic changes."

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