Dissatisfied Parents, Weak Renewal Schools…NYC Has Some Work to Do For Students

By Jenny Sedlis, Executive Director of StudentsFirstNY

There is a hot debate raging in New York City and across the nation about how to effectively bring about urban school reform. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Schools Chancellor Joel Klein pushed a bold agenda to transform education, increasing parent choice through charters and new small schools and phasing out low-performing schools.

Mayor Bill de Blasio favors an incremental approach that rejects these policies. His decisions are not rooted in evidence but rather in ideology, anecdotes, and political expediency.

Read the full oped in The 74.

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