By Jenny Sedlis, Executive Director of StudentsFirstNY
The city’s Department of Education was forced this month to admit, in effect, that Mayor de Blasio’s signature education initiative, the “Renewal Schools” program, is flailing — with students fleeing in droves.
De Blasio & Co. were supposed to turn around these chronically struggling schools. But they’ve failed. And now, data released this month shows that enrollment has been dropping sharply — indeed, it’s been plummeting ever since the mayor announced the program with much fanfare two years ago.
Read the full oped in the New York Post.