Arne On School Closings

Seeking perhaps to balance out the coverage of the school closings controversy, which has understandably focused on the opponents, Arne Duncan shows up in today's Sun-Times (of all places) trying to explain why these schools are closed, put the closings in context, and highlight the good things (ie, new schools) that come from schools being closed (Closing some schools opens opportunities). 

It's an almost apologetic piece, and maybe that's the right tone to take -- especially if the Board's not going to change its mind (which this oped would seem to indicate).  But it doesn't seem particularly strong or confident or candid.   

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