Friday, February 12, 2010

Advocating for smaller, but high quality, schools

The Globe has published a letter to the editor from Roslindale’s own Carter Wilkie advocating on behalf of the city’s smaller schools. BPS’ chief financial officer John McDonough had hinted at an earlier budget hearing that school size could play a part in determining which (if any) schools close in this year’s budget crisis.

"Underperforming schools that have proved impregnable to improvement efforts should be the first candidates for closing, not small schools that are performing well and attracting families in a time of declining public school enrollment," he writes. He cites the Mozart school as an example of a small, yet strong, school.

I hope BPS is listening.

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