School Closures: Impact on neighborhoods and communities

The Pew Charitable Trusts has examined what happens to school buildings once they are closed.  While the report examined 327 schools in big cities nationwide, its lessons also apply to suburban school districts. Mike Antonucci, a blogger on public education and teachers unions, shares:

The report itself is worth your time, dealing as it does with a rare topic, but the Trusts went one step beyond and produced this short video to accompany the report, which shows the impact on the neighborhoods not only of the closures, but of the presence of the empty buildings.

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Author: Wendy Lack

Wendy Lack worked in city government human resources management for over 25 years. Wendy blogs on Contra Costa Bee on local government. Her articles have been published at American Thinker, Fox and Hounds Daily, WatchDogWire.com and other blogs focused on California politics and local government. Wendy has a B.S. in Public Affairs from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. She lives in Contra Costa County, California and can be contacted at wendymlack@gmail.com.