In what should be the biggest story of the week, the city of Philadelphias school system announced Tuesday that it expects to close 40 public schools next year and 64 by 2017. The school district expects to lose 40% of current enrollment to charter schools, the streets or wherever, and put thousands of experienced, well qualified teachers, often grounded in the communities where they teach, on the street.

via Why Isnt Closing 40 Philadelphia Public Schools National News?.

(I posted about this a while ago, but haven’t had a chance to do follow-up. More to come.)