6 Brooklyn schools on DOE chopping block

The Department of Education (DOE) has put six Brooklyn schools on its chopping block. The DOE first identified 60 struggling schools back in November, but

The Department of Education (DOE) has put six Brooklyn schools on its chopping block.

The Department of Education (DOE) has put six Brooklyn schools on its chopping block. (1/8/13)

BROOKLYN - The Department of Education (DOE) has put six Brooklyn schools on its chopping block.

The DOE first identified 60 struggling schools back in November, but narrowed down that number to 17 citywide after receiving feedback from local communities. Officials want to phase out or shut down those schools, and warn that more will be added to the list.

The decision has come under fire from teachers and parents who complain that up to 140 schools have been shuttered since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office.

The Brooklyn schools in danger are Parkway School, Freedom Academy High School, Sheepshead Bay High School, Junior High School 166 George Gershwin, Junior High School 302 Rafael Cordero and General D. Chappie James Middle School of Science. 

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