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New York union lays out plans for undoing Bloomberg’s education reforms

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New York union lays out plans for undoing Bloomberg’s education reforms


By Ben VeldermanEAGnews.org


     NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s success in reforming the city’s public education system can be neatly summed up in two numbers: 140 and 214.

 

     One hundred-forty is the number of low-performing New York City schools Bloomberg has closed down since becoming mayor in 2002. In return, Bloomberg has overseen the opening of four times as many new, typically smaller schools throughout the city.

 

     While closing bad schools and creating new ones might seem more of a public relations gimmick than a serious policy accomplishment, Bloomberg’s actions have resulted in a multitude of ineffective teachers being removed from the classroom, if not the city’s payroll.

 

     “Teachers at closed schools cannot be fired, but they are often not hired by the…

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