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Have You Heard: Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider on School Closings in Boston

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Diane Ravitch says:  'I urge you to listen or read this segment where Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider talk here about school closings in Boston which  plans to close schools serving some of the city's most vulnerable students, so they can be redistributed to other schools. As the exchanges in the program show, these students will suffer from the changes and the displacement. The podcast approaches the Boston events from the perspective of the victims. If, like me, you seldom listen to podcasts, here is the transcript. It is simply a matter of fact that corporate reformers close schools only in communities where parents are powerless.  The excuse is always 'test scores,' but the effect is replacement of one group of people by another, more affluent group. It happened in Chicago, it will happen in Boston. 


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