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All Night Schools Hearing

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The vote by the Panel for Educational Policy to close 20 underperforming city schools went through early this morning after hours of impassioned hearings. Philissa Cramer, reporter for the website GothamSchools.org, was following the proceedings and breaks down the decision.

Comments [3]

Patrick Sullivan from Manhattan

What is the point of interviewing a journalist about an event when she wasn't even there? The first assertion, that most of the people who gave testimony were not from the affected schools is completely false. There were hours of testimony from students and teachers at Robeson, Columbus, Jamaica and every other school. Lehrer should focus on the people with a stake in these events, not those who merely comment on it.

Jan. 28 2010 07:07 AM
Kathleen from manhattan

The plan is to replace closing schools with new smaller schools. Hasn't anyone noticed that among the schools closing are newer, smaller schools?

Jan. 27 2010 10:59 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Great show, as usual, Brian !!!!!

Jan. 27 2010 10:51 AM

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