What next for Chicago's turnaround program? Well, the Chicago News Cooperative reports that the
Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force will meet next week to scrutinize the system's
policies (Protests and Promises
Improvements at Schools), and a potentially critical Consortium study is coming out, too.
The debate is likely to continue despite the concessions and adjustments that Huberman has made which have pleased some observers (Hinz) and failed to satisfy others who want a moratorium on the whole process.
Meanwhile, EdSec Duncan is likely to get some hard questions about turnarounds at a House education committee hearing on Wednesday, not only because of Chicago but also because of the much-publicized firing of teachers in a small poor Rhode Island town last week, undertaken as part of a turnaround and praised by Duncan.