Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Great Piece On The Confusion

Becky Vivea has captured the moment.
You’ve likely heard about Chicago’s plan to close 54 public schools this year.  But you might not realize it’s part of a much bigger restructuring effort— one that will affect more than 47,000 students and 132 schools.
I would hasten to add that very few teachers and principals could explain with much precision the details of the changes that have been thrust upon them.

There's just no way that a closure plan on this magnitude can possibly do anything but create a lost year, succeeded by years of recovering, with kids in very, very large classes, and special ed students basically shunted aside.

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