What will it take to transform our nation’s low-performing schools? States are getting the message about what needs to be done, but they just don’t seem to have the juice to make it happen. Are they overwhelmed and under-resourced, or just incompetent? State officials surveyed by the Center on Education Policy say their efforts at improving low-performers are limited by too few staff, not enough technical support, and yes, not enough funding. Perhaps it’s not surprising to hear that from state officials but I think it’s quite likely that they are overwhelmed. Still. Washington Monthly’s Kevin Drum reconnects us to Marc Tucker and Tom Toch’s related 2004 article.
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