Long article by Emmanuel Felton about a school closure in New York City. Worth reading and discussing. One thing that comes through in it is that often these closure debates are loud and contentious not about the specifics of any single school but more because of the larger debate about closures and reform. But, one aspect that I think doesn’t comes through is that I don’t know anyone in the sector, public official or otherwise, who is happy about school closures. The real debate turns on whether they’re necessary or not.