Sep 17 2019

Video: The Complexities of School-Closure Decisions

Many school districts around the country are plagued with failing schools. While no official wants to close a failing school, no child deserves to attend one either—a conundrum which leaves policymakers with the difficult decision about whether to close schools or invest money into turning them around. A new report from Marcus Winters reviews available research to suggest that while school-closure decisions are complicated, closing persistently ineffective schools is often the best strategy for providing optimal educations for the students who attend them.