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State to Fund Three ‘Academies’ for Poor

From Times Wire Reports

Lawmakers voted to build state-run boarding schools to house and educate children from poor families and troubled neighborhoods. The measure’s passage made Minnesota the first state to return to the old-fashioned notion of providing publicly funded orphanages for children who are poor but who have been neither jailed nor removed from an abusive home. Once built, Minnesota’s “residential academies,” as they are called, will essentially be year-round, 24-hour-a-day boarding schools.


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