The closure of failing schools in NYC has given students and parents better choices for a quality education.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently stated his own belief on the importance of closing poorly performing schools across the state. The New York Daily News reports:
Cuomo said options for failing schools include a takeover by the state or a takeover by a charter school.
“I don’t want Albany to sit there and tell communities how to run their schools but I do feel comfortable sitting in Albany and saying failing schools is not an option,” Cuomo said.
Since 2002, the Bloomberg administration has shuttered 164 struggling schools and replaced them with 656 smaller ones.