TRENTON - Camden parents filed a petition this morning with the state, seeking to find ways for all students in Camden to get access to better performing schools.

An attorney for the parents said that New Jersey's public schools do not provide an adequate education in the state's poorest cities. The parents believe that if their local public school cannot provide them with a quality education, the state should pay for their kids to be sent elsewhere so they can receive the quality education the state mandates.

It's not clear how the mass transfer of 15,000 students would work if the petition is successful.

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