"Are Bad Schools Immortal? The Scarcity of Turnarounds and Shutdowns in Both Charter and District Sectors"
The lowest-performing public K-8 schools often linger in that state for years, and persistently failing charter schools fare no better than regular public schools, a study finds.
Of 2,025 chronically low-performing elementary and middle schools identified in 10 states in 2003-04, the report says, only 1 percent had improved enough five years later to exceed their states’ average academic performance. Fewer than 10 percent even had broken out of the lowest 25 percent of schools in their states.
Vol. 30, Issue 15, Page 5Published in Print: January 12, 2011, as School Improvement