Instead of pursuing this misguided policy, we should learn from other cities - where such aggressive school-closing strategies have failed. The Chicago school system used a similar approach between 2001 and 2006, closing 38 schools. A study by the University of Chicago showed that the majority of students displaced by this process ended up in schools that were no better - and in some cases worse - than the schools that they had left. (Daily News)h/t Edwize & JD2718
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
"Fix, don't close, 'failing' schools"
UFT Prez Mulgrew slams Bloomberg/Klein policies