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The Nation

Attendance rose in two New York public school districts where picketing parents are keeping thousands of children home to protest a decision allowing a child with AIDS to attend school. About 9,700 children still stayed away from classes. That was about 2,000 fewer than missed school Monday, the first day of the boycott and first day of classes for the 63 schools in Districts 27 and 29 in the borough of Queens. A judge declined to rule on a suit in which the board in District 27 sought to bar the city from letting the AIDS child into school, and to force officials to reveal the child’s identity.


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