“Because we know that about 12% of America’s schools produce 50% of America’s dropouts, we’re going to focus on helping states and school districts turn around their 5,000 lowest-performing schools in the next five years,” said President Obama at the America's Promise Alliance Education Event on March 1, 2010.
Turning around our lowest-performing schools would improve our education system, but can it be done effectively?
Looking for inspiration to make it happen? Watch the Department of Education's video, It Can be Done: Turing Around America’s Lowest Achieving Schools. Or do you think that the turnaround model is upside down?