"The [NYC school] districts with higher poverty rates have fewer experienced and highly educated teachers and less stable teaching staffs, while districts with lower poverty rates have more highly educated teachers and more stable teaching staffs."
So reports the Schott Foundation, in a recent document entitled "A Rotting Apple: Education Redlining in New York City."
How interesting that the people over at the Schott Foundation believe that students in districts with high poverty rates should have more "experienced and highly educated teachers"! Mayor Bloomberg believes that the way to improve education in high poverty neighborhoods is to close the schools, drive the experienced educators into meaningless positions in the ATR (Absent Teacher Reserve), and replace them with 22-year olds who may not even have any college preparation to be teachers.
Of course, we should always trust the Mayor's judgement; after all, no-one alive today knows more about education than Mayor Bloomberg, besides, perhaps, Michelle Rhee.