Saturday, November 8, 2014

Way Past The Time to End Teacher Tenure, Limit Charter Schools Or Deny School Vouchers In NYC

From The Wall Street Journal, "In New York City, Few Students Seek Transfers From Underperforming Schools: Some Who Ask to Change Schools Don’t Get Their Choice" by Leslie Brody:
More than 143,000 New York City students go to schools with such low test scores or graduation rates that they have the right to seek transfers to better ones.

But only 6,662 families took advantage of the option this year, according to city data, and 1,815 didn’t get the transfer they wanted.
Such transfers can be daunting, however. Students who get them often travel long distances across the city. Working parents who don’t want their children alone on buses or subways must patch together elaborate after-school pickup plans.
Source: The Wall Street Journal

1 comment :

  1. This is an interesting topic, but what is the topic? Your title is ambiguous and you supply no commentary of your own that I can discern. Do you have a point?