School Closings and Public Policy: The Anatomy of a Catastrophe

michael bloomberg

Mark Naison: The idea of closing low performing schools, designated as such entirely on the basis of student test scores, removing half of their teaching staff and all of their administrators, and replacing them with a new school, has tremendous appeal among business leaders and almost none among educators.

Let’s Stop Overlooking the Impact Poverty Has on Urban Students

urban school children

Mark Naison: I would like to see urban schools emphasize community involvement, artistic expression, and physical and emotional health on the part of their students.

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