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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Closure History

One of the people I served with on the Closure and Consolidation Committee was Dick Weatherley, a great guy. He co-wrote in 1982, with two other people, a paper entitled "Managing the Politics of Decline: School Closures in Seattle." He provided it to the entire committee and I found it a thoughtful piece. It gives a good perspective on what happened in the past and what did and did not work for school closures.

1 comment:

another mom said...

Thanks for posting this. It's long but is worth the time. For me, the most significant passage was in the recommendations,
"Educational managers must help boards make good, reasonable decisions on the basis of consultation with the affected parties, careful analysis of information that relates to policy, and on a workable mix of educational and political considerations."

And so it goes.