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
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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.
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