Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shutting Schools

The obvious case against Rahm is that he shut down bunch of schools the neighborhoods of the poors so that the grifters could get their charterbucks.

But aside from the specifics of that, one thing that's long confused me in this whole "school reform" conversation is that forcing a kid to go to a new school is really traumatic. I thought we knew this. The "new kid in school" trauma trope is a pretty standard thing. I moved around some as a kid, and showing up at a new school was really really hard. You don't know anybody and every institution has their microcustoms and behavioral expectations that aren't easy for a 9-year-old to grasp.