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Can Failing Schools Be Fixed?

Can Failing Schools Be Fixed?
by Monty Neill,

Will the sanctions for failing schools laid out in No Child Left Behind succeed in turning them around?

In the report released by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, analyst Ronald C. Brady draws on the results of previous state and district efforts to overhaul failing schools to provide a glimpse at what may be expected from NCLB-style interventions.

He finds that no intervention strategy has a success rate greater than 50%. Given that less than stellar track record, he urges policymakers to consider additional options for children trapped in failing educational institutions.

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The National Center for Fair & Open Testing is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.