From today's NYT- Something for PPS to consider when closing schools:
"Eric A. Hanushek, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who studies school accountability systems, said the inherent danger in closing schools is its potential negative effect on the most vulnerable students. Inevitably, he said, new schools will spend a few years tinkering with their programs.
'Closing schools has good publicity value,' he said, 'but to me the first priority is trying to take care of the kids who are in a school that has been declared to be bankrupt.' He suggested providing students at schools being reinvented with vouchers for private schools or preference for enrollment at more successful public schools."
- The current approach too often seems to be one of waiting for current students to "fade away."