What is your assessment of Renaissance 2010 and its implementation in your ward as well as the City as a whole? Please include in your assessment the role of charter schools as well as the power to reconstitute schools.


The results of Renaissance 2010 have been mixed at best. Studies have shown that charter schools generally have not outperformed neighborhood schools, at least not to a sufficient degree to warrant the significant disruption to the school system as a whole. Nor has reconstitution been proven particularly effective. Studies show that neighborhood schools with strong Local School Councils that involved community members, parents, teachers, and administrators working collaboratively improved even more than reconstituted schools.