“Closing Underperforming Schools” is the headline of a piece by Walt Gardner at Ed Week.
He recounts the huge recent problems in Boston and Charlotte when schools were closed without parents being involved in the process in any meaningful way.
He ends the article this way:
The next school district that is forced to make the tough decision to close schools needs to involve parents in the decision-making process. Telling them after the fact is not the way to build a partnership.