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ERIC Number: EJ1015746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
A Teacher Activist's Response to Schools Closing
Reed, Sam, III
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v10 n1 Sum 2013
In this article, the author presents his thoughts, as a teacher activist, on the school closing process in Philadelphia, particularly the effect of the closing process on Beeber Middle School and its response to the closing. The District's Facilities Master Plan originally called for closing 37 schools, Some schools were removed from the closing list, while a few were added, and, ultimately, 23 schools were closed, leaving many communities devastated. The author likens schools to ecosystems. As such, closing one school has impacts on the educational, economic, and social sustainability of a community and a city.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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