Behind the Headline: Nation’s Best High School May Be Closed



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Nation’s Best High School May Be Closed
Washington Post| 4/15/13

Behind the Headline
An Appeal to Authority
Education Next |Fall 2008

The American Indian Public Charter High School, which took first place in Jay Mathews’ rating of the U.S.’s most challenging high schools, has been threatened with closure by the Oakland school district because of financial irregularities. American Indian’s middle school was one of six highly effective urban schools profiled by David Whitman in his book Sweating the Small Stuff, which was the basis for an Ed Next article, “An Appeal to Authority.”

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  • jo says:

    Of course! If it works, shut it down. Is it just education or everywhere that this seems to be the norm? After over thirty years in education I have become a full-on cynic and I do not like it one bit!

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