Later never comes for failing schools

By Benita R. Miller

Today the huffingtonpost reported that the UFT and NAACP have geared up to sue the city’s Department of Education about this year’s round of school closures. As a parent and education reform activist, I don’t know what to make of this inability to reason and appreciate the sense of urgency attached to the educational experience. Every instructional minute for any child – privileged or poor – is precious. So it is sad when well-educated adults organize themselves around an agenda that compromises the academic outcomes and future success of children, families and ultimately communities. Later never comes when we fight to keep failing schools open without independent oversight, adequate turnaround resources and a shift in school culture.

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