Tale of two closing schools

Tale of two closing schools

The Archdiocese of Boston has announced that two more elementary schools will not re-open this fall and there’s a big uproar over it. Unfortunately, in both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe coverage all we get is emotionalism, one-sidedness, and a lack of clear analysis.

Granted, announcing the closing of the schools in mid-August rather than at the beginning of the summer shows a lack of understanding of both how it will play in the press and how this affects families. But the reactions of the newspapers, some of the parents, and of politicians shows a similar lack of clear thought and logic.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli