According to a recent piece in Education Week, small schools are increasingly under favor in some of the places where they were once most favored, including New York City and Chicago:
"A New York City advisory group is urging the school districts leaders
to delay their plan to open dozens more small schools, because of
questions about their quality and enrollment policies."
"New York isnt the only place seeing tension over small schools. The
Chicago Teachers Union wants that city to stop downsizing its schools
in the wake of a Chicago Sun-Times investigation that found
sharp increases in violence in schools that have had to accept many
displaced students. District Chief Executive Officer Arne Duncan has
vowed to push on with his program."
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