Friday, November 16, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg's relentless rush to shutter some neighborhood schools has parents baffled, upset - NY Daily News

Mayor Bloomberg's relentless rush to shutter some neighborhood schools has parents baffled, upset - NY Daily News:


Mayor Bloomberg's relentless rush to shutter some neighborhood schools has parents baffled, upset

A recent Daily News investigation found that of the 154 schools opened under Bloomberg, nearly 60% had passing rates on reading tests that were lower than those at older schools of similar poverty level.

Young Leaders Elementary School in South Bronx is on closing list. Photo by Ken Goldfield

KEN GOLDFIELD/(KEN GOLDFIELD FOR NY DAILY NEWS

The Young Leaders Elementary School in the South Bronx.

Love Andujar was leading the small group of parents and children picketing outside the entrance to the Young Leaders Elementary School in the South Bronx.
Next to Andujar was her autistic 7-year-old son Aaron. The boy held high a placard scribbled with a big letter “D” and the word “determination.”
This was Thursday afternoon, around the same time that Mayor Bloomberg was over on Staten Island giving President Obama a glimpse of the devastation Hurricane Sandy left behind.
Luckily, hurricane damage to the South Bronx was slight. But Andujar and the other parents are


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/gonzalez-bloomy-flunking-school-moves-article-1.1202976#ixzz2COv3uqjW

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