Many large NYC high schools have closed under Bloomberg reforms

01/25/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A push by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to close struggling schools has resulted in the demise of many of the city's largest high schools, which are being replaced by small schools and charter programs run with new leadership and staff. Although many parents and students are upset about the closures, schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein said the closures are meant to be "curative, not punitive," and have lead to higher graduation rates among students who attend the smaller replacement schools.

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