A recent article in the UFT's Edwize blog contained an erudite analysis of statistics regarding the DOE's policy of closing schools it considers to be failing. The article also contained this very insightful way of looking at the DOE's "accomplishments" over the last ten years:
Have you ever had dinner with a bunch of teachers and there’s one non-teacher, some luckless spouse, at the table with you? The teachers are busy trading secrets of the trade, and the non-teacher is glancing at his watch. For the non-teacher, it’s a long night. For DOE it’s been a long ten years.
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