Monday, August 9, 2010

Look Ma, I'm a turnaround expert!

With the Obama administration pouring billions into its nationwide campaign to overhaul failing schools, dozens of companies with little or no experience are portraying themselves as school turnaround experts as they compete for the money.(NY Times

Mr. Duncan helped trigger the stampede in a June 2009 speech, saying that only a handful of groups, nationwide, had any experience in school overhauls.“We need everyone who cares about public education,” he said, “to get into the business of turning around our lowest-performing schools.

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