Behind the Headline: Leaving No School Behind: Can Bad Ones be Turned Around?

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Leaving No School Behind: Can Bad Ones be Turned Around?
USA Today | 4/29/13

Behind the Headline
The Turnaround Fallacy
Education Next |Winter 2010

While the Obama Administration is investing billions of dollars in efforts to turn around failing schools, many experts note that turnaround efforts almost never work, and that starting new schools may be a better investment. Andy Smarick, who is featured prominently in this morning’s USA Today story, first wrote about this topic in the Winter 2010 issue of Ed Next, where he laid out the case against school turnarounds.

-Education Next

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  • Anne Clark says:

    What should sober us all up are the results from TEAM’s heroic efforts:

    75th percentile for SAT – 2011-12 school year
    Critical reading = 460
    Math = 480
    Writing = 450

    We are far from figuring out how to get to the top of the mountain.

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