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Kahlenberg Urges A Rethinking of the School "Turnaround" Strategy

School TurnaroundSchool TurnaroundIn a September 2nd Ed Week Commentary Richard Kahlenberg notes an odd, unnecessarily polarizing, character to the debate on trunaround schools. The strategy that simplemindedly replaces the teachers and principal has to be re-thought, recommends Kahlenberg. We should learn from strategies that have worked in Wake County, NC and elsewhere rather than continuing to opt for the "heroic model" that cannot be sustained.  His piece calls for a more serious approach to school turnarounds and is worth a read.

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