Reader: Yes, Walsh Will Close Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Reader FLERP answers the question of whether Mayor Walsh of Bostin will close public schools:

“Google tells me that Walsh announced that he would be closing schools in late September:

“Walsh acknowledged that it would be necessary to close some schools to “unlock more resources for every student. Access and equity is at the forefront of our concerns.”

“Walsh said nothing is decided, but he expects some schools will merge under the plan.

“It’s going to be controversial in some ways, but it’s going to be the right thing to do to make sure that our young people get the best education, in the best buildings, with the best principals and the best teachers in this city,” he said.

“So the issue isn’t whether Walsh intends to close schools. The issues are which, how many, and when.”

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