Sara Dougherty and Erin Michelson
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Joe Townley describes his role as the magnet school program administrator for the Capitol Region Educational Council (CREC), which operates several magnet schools in the Greater Hartford region. He describes marketing practices, the application process, and school theme specializations, with comparisons to magnets operated by the Hartford Public Schools. The interview also includes concerns by parents in suburban towns that do not participate in magnet school agreements, and state policies on magnet school tuition.
Townsley, Joe. Oral history interview on magnet school policy by Sara Dougherty and Erin Michelson for the Cities, Suburbs, and Schools Project, February 18, 2005. Available from the Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford Connecticut (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/cssp/).