The Bitter Politics of School Closures

When Just Elementary School in Tampa, Florida closed, it wasn’t a surprise. It was the only school in the state to receive an F and fewer than 11% of its students can read at grade level. The closure should have been good news for families whose children attend…in theory.

Why shutting a failing school should mean better outcomes for students, but rarely does.

This summary originated from a story produced by Tim DeRoche of The 74, a non-profit, independent news organization focused on education in America.