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, Feb 10, 2012
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P.M. Eastern Standard Time Subj: Tonight on "The Call" -- Students,
Teachers Return To Closing Schools
Students and teachers at 23 schools returned to class today
preparing for a major overhaul. At a raucous meeting last night, the
Panel for Educational Policy voted to close 18 struggling schools and
eliminate the middle school grades at five others. The Department of
Education has closed 117 schools since Mayor Bloomberg won control of the
system in 2002. The schools re-open in the same building with new
teachers, sometimes as publically funded charters.
Mayor Bloomberg also
said today he'd look at a new proposal by Speaker Christine Quinn that would
make kindergarten mandatory for all five-year-olds. Bloomberg said,
"What is clear is that our kids aren't getting as much education as they
need." But the Mayor expressed concerns about the $30 million the
initiative would cost taxpayers every year. What do you
What's your reaction to the PEP vote last night? If you work
at or attend one of the closing schools, what was the atmosphere like
today? Should kindergarten be mandatory for all children in New York
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