Despite the numerous past failures of “takeover” school districts to sustain positive school outcomes throughout the country, in 2015 the Georgia State Legislature passed legislation to create state-run school districts comprised of the state’s lowest-performing schools. This report from AISR and the Southern Education Foundation advocates for a proven, alternative approach that involves those most affected: students, teachers, and families. The report describes eight research-based measures that spell success for all students in all schools, in contrast to the destabilization, deepened segregation, and widening of achievement gaps in schools under state control.
Can Community Schools Dampen the School Takeover Fever?
By Brenda Alvarez, NEAToday 12/18/15