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Education Experts to Present Findings on City Schools Next Month

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Education experts are ready to present their findings on Rochester City Schools in an upcoming Excellence in Student Achievement committee meeting next month.

Outside analysts were brought in by the district last October. As required by state regulations, they completed reviews of RCSD priority and focus schools.

Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski said its a waste of taxpayer dollars.

"What they're doing is they are continuing this destructive and unfair narrative that all we have to do to fix schools is to fix the teacher. They're blaming the teacher. Nothing about attendance, which is horrendous. Nothing about student discipline, which they say is really not an issue. Nothing about concentration of poverty," said Urbanski.

Urbanski suggests city teachers trade places with suburban teachers for a year to see if the results would be different.

The next committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on September 16 and will be open to the public.

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