Education

Suburbs or Urbs?

By Rachel Gang — June 20, 2008 1 min read

He sends his own daughter to a suburban public school, but NYC educator continues to be amazed at why city kids can’t get what his daughter gets—luxuries like well-kept facilities, windows, real classrooms, and computers in every classroom. What’s the solution?

So should we model our schools after suburban schools? Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein don't think so. Better we should hobble unions, make smart teachers leave before they earn high salaries, institute bargain-basement, untested "reforms," and hope for the best.

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