Letters: Stop the cuts – invest in schools
February 08, 2013|BY THE PHILADELPHIA COALITION ADVOCATING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
THERE ARE several arguments to be made against the school district’s plan to close more than three dozen schools and displace thousands of students.
Yes, as the Daily News noted (“Closures called discriminatory,” Jan. 29), Action United has filed a civil-rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education citing data that show last year’s eight school closures had a disproportionate, negative impact on African-American and disabled students. The Office of Civil Rights is now investigating the complaint. This year’s proposed 37 closures follow the same pattern.
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