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  •  The No Child Left Behind Act (3+ / 0-)

    authorized states to seize failing schools. However, some states have laws against doing this. I'm not sure where Michigan stands on this, though with regard to state laws.
    District Accountability: More Bark Than Bite?

    Improve your schools, or someone else will. That was supposed to be the bite in the federal No Child Left Behind Act that would leave teeth marks on underperforming school districts, ushering in long-resisted reforms and restructuring in the education systems where they were most needed.
    (snip)

    What state educational agencies can do to improve schools or districts may be limited by their own state laws. For example, 36 states do not provide for contracting with third parties to operate low-performing schools, 27 do not authorize state takeovers of schools or districts, and 38 have not provided for closing and reopening low-performing schools as charter schools.

    Maryland has gone to the point of taking over several Baltimore schools because they were failing with very low SOL scores. I'm not sure of any other state that has done this though.  

    Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

    by ferallike on Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 03:36:41 PM PDT

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