Three months after the Department of Education announced plans to close more than two dozen struggling schools, two more schools have been added to the list.
Bronx Academy High School and Pacific High School in Brooklyn are the most recent additions to the DOE's list of 28 schools that it's tried to shutter this year.
PS 114 in Brooklyn was removed from the chopping block earlier this week.
Both Bronx Academy and Pacific High School are transfer schools that serve students who have fallen behind in high school.
Department officials say they plans to replace both high schools with two new transfer schools immediately.
The closings will be put to a vote in April.
These are schools that, by their very nature, serve some of the most in need.
But these schools are, you know, "failing," so they have to be closed.
I'm sure the new schools that replace them will do so much better.
Except they won't.
Because if they actually try and serve the very students they're supposed to serve, the stats are going to be low.
That's the harsh truth here.
Rhee, Canada, Bloomberg, et al. say this is bullshit, but they're not honest about this.
Hell, Canada fired an ENTIRE grade because they weren't living up to his expectations.
Can you imagine how he would deal with the kind of population the above two schools serve?
I KNOW exactly what he would do - he'd kick them to the curb and serve the students whose parents show up to meetings on nights and weekends.
You can bet few of the students in the transfer schools have parents like that.