Small Numbers, Repeated Failures

This article from the Wall Street Journal shows that only a small number of schools nationally have repeatedly failed to make AYP under NCLB -- just 1300 in all last year -- but that past and current efforts to turn around schools are often crude and reactive rather than thoughtful or tailored efforts.

"Since 1997,

Chicago's Orr High School has undergone several staff overhauls and

been divided into three separate academies. With the majority of its

students still failing state tests, the Chicago school district now

plans to fold the academies back into one school run by a nonprofit

group that trains teachers."

Yes, that's AUSL they're talking about. Link: No Child Left Behind Lacks Bite -

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