NYC schools begin to close after poor grades

˙ PREAL Blog

We are pleased to share with you a recent article from the New York Times that describes how the authorities of New York City are beginning to close down schools that display clear patterns of chronic under-performance.

The article provides details on how to use information on the quality of education—in this case, the new “school report cards”—to identify and tackle failure quickly. As this case demonstrates, the most formidable political challenges of this type of reforms are to communicate clearly the criteria being employed, and to specify the consequences for those schools that consistently underperform.

NY Times | City Names Six Schools to Close After Poor Grades

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