Turnaround Grants for Bad Charters

Look out, Joe Siedlecki from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is blogging!

He has a good post up about whether or not it’s wise to use School Improvement Grants to turnaround bad charter schools. He thinks “no,” and I basically agree. The whole bargain with charters is more authority for more accountability, and without the credible threat of closure, the whole accountability thing goes out the window.

I feel basically the same about traditional public schools, AFTER they’ve been given charter-like authority in a turnaround context.

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