Over the past 12 years, the Bloomberg administration has closed 140 schools. 60% of new elementary and middle schools have performed worse than the ones they replaced.
Simultaneously, the Mayor's Dept. of Education has forced public schools to co-locate with charter schools, often resulting in huge inequities in classroom resources within individual school buildings.
None of the Mayor's policies have been more divisive or created more opposition from parents, students and communities than forced school closings and co-locations.
Mayor Bloomberg and Mayoral Candidates--
I demand an immediate moratorium on all school closings and co-locations, until a well-designed, systematic plan to fix the failures of current policies and creates high-quality, public schools in every neighborhood is implemented.