Has the Philadelphia Experiment Failed?

Maybe. The Philadelphia Inquirer has the story on the front page: Managers fall short in Phila. schools.
The study was conducted by Philly-based Research for Action and Rand Corp., which is headquarted in California. Is this the end of the privatization experiment? Should it be?

UPDATE:  More on the Philly privatization report, which is of special interest since NCLB would require more of this and also since CPS has flirted with private management -- and management changes in general -- since Vallas left: Academic Gains Not Superior Among Students Enrolled In Privately run Public Schools (via the PEN NewsBlast).

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