Unbalanced Coverage: NYC School Closings

WNYC’s Morning Edition ran a four-and-a-half minute story about the lawsuit brought by the UFT and the NAACP against NYC to stop the city from closing 19 underperforming schools. Articulating the NAACP position was NYS NAACP Chair Hazel Dukes, whose sound bite ran for 10 seconds. But the story gave City Hall, in the person of Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, a three-and-a-half minute interview to make the city’s case. No quote from UFT.

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One response to “Unbalanced Coverage: NYC School Closings

  1. My concern is how the city determines that a school is low performing. And, adding more charter schools rather than supporting our public schools seems contradictory to public education. Low performing schools need funding and support. Closing doors does exactly that, closes doors to students and parents who depend on a public school system.

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