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Neighborhood schools

November 15, 2009 am30 10:49 am

Why don’t we have neighborhood high schools in the Bronx? Why no zoned high schools?

School choice in Manhattan often (not always) means good choice. But school choice in the Bronx is mostly a joke.

Why is nobody responsible for providing each kid for a reasonable default option, if they just want to go to a regular high school?

“Community Schools” are an interesting idea, but shouldn’t we have neighborhood schools first?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2009 am30 11:43 am 11:43 am

    What a great,novel idea–make all schools good schools!

    • November 16, 2009 am30 8:32 am 8:32 am

      I am concerned that “school choice” in middle class neighborhoods means lots of interesting choices, and in poor parts of the City means a bewildering array of dreck. Having a default, a zoned school, that would be a way to keep kids from being punished for not being active players in the “select 10” game. It would also return responsibility to the DoE. Instead of “but you had all these choices.”

      Anyway, when different parts of the city get different types of schools, not just different quality, but different types… it makes you wonder.

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