When it comes to low-performing schools, we seem to be witnessing the same thing over and over—not unlike the classic movie, Groundhog Day.
A recent study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute tracked about 2,000 low-performing schools and found that the vast majority of them remained open and remained low-performing after five years. Very few were significantly improved. So, are failing schools fixable?
Join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for a lively and provocative debate about that question. Fordham VP Mike Petrilli will moderate, and the discussion will be informed, in part, by Fordham’s study, Are Bad Schools Immortal? The Scarcity of Turnarounds and Shutdowns in Both Charter and District Sectors.
|Jeanne Allen, President, The Center for Education Reform|
|Justin Cohen, President, School Turnaround Group, Mass Insight Education|
|Elaine Weiss, National Coordinator, Broader Bolder Approach to Education*|
|David Stuit, Partner, Basis Policy Research, and author, Are Bad Schools Immortal?|
*Diane Ravitch is no longer able to join us due to inclement weather.