Why School Takeovers Fail

Three of the myths of the billionaire-led school “reform” movement are:

(1) persistently low test scores at certain public schools are entirely the fault of lazy, unionized, teachers and administrators;

(2) if those schools are “taken over” by an outside group, there will be nearly-instantaneous, amazing successes;

(3) the less experience the new teachers and administrators possess, the better.

We now have over 15 years of evidence. None of those myths are true, and none of those school takeovers have been successful, as Peter Greene explains in today’s Curmudgucation.

Here in Washington DC, Dunbar SHS was taken over not once, but twice. Both attempts were complete failures.

Published in: on June 20, 2019 at 6:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

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