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: How To Gut Schools, Boston Edition: by Peter Greene, CURMUDGUCATION

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'Listen up, friends! Your own school district might hire McKinsey or Boston Consulting Group, and you need to know that they have a template for 'right-sizing' the district that has nothing to do with improving education. Fortunately for us, Peter Greene has read the 200-page document prepared for the Boston Oublic School district by McKinsey: Close 30-40 public schools; Cut back or eliminate special education by putting more (all?) students in inclusion classes; Save on transportation costs by having children walk greater distances to catch a bus; Slash central office staff; Outsource as many functions as possible. (This usually causes costs to rise, since private companies that win contracts have to show a profit.) 'Here's a thought. How about if a committee of educators get a $1 million contract to study the operations of McKinsey and suggest ways to save money. 

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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