School choice has been a positive development in public education in New York, but sometimes the city's Department of Education makes the wrong choice.
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Deborah Meier is considered the founder of the modern small-schools movement. She founded the Central Park East Schools, the first of the teacher-led small schools, in East Harlem in 1974.
And so thousands and thousands of little kids will sacrifice huge chunks of childhood in service of this ill-considered nonsense. It is heartbreaking to think of what these policy-makers are doing to children.
Shouldn't people bold enough to call themselves "school reformers" be familiar with some of the literature on the subject?
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