Gary Rubinstein has watched a conclave of uber school reformers in places like New Orleans and Tennessee, so that you don’t have to.
He discovers some amazing things about their amazing claims of success:
1. They don’t have any secret recipes (other than firing lots of teachers and turning the schools over to private entities)
2. These claims of success are not actually backed up by any data
3. For the most part, these outlandish promises (like going from the bottom 5% to the top 25% in 5 years) are simply advertisements designed to get money
Here’s the link:
Definitely worth reading.