A visit to the city's Leonardo aircraft plant also reveals a world of career possibilities.
At one school targeted for overhaul, parents, students, and community members showed up in droves to defend the staff. At the other, the auditorium was nearly empty.
Ninth graders will get extra attention. Principals may adopt special themes and focus more on careers and college.
It says that choice is not a panacea and urges more resources for neighborhood schools.