Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District | Diane Ravitch's blog

Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District | Diane Ravitch's blog:

Michigan: State Takeover Effort Collapses, Schools Will Return to Detroit Public School District


Michigan’s Education Achievement Authority is closing down, and the low-performing schools put into the state-controlled district will be returned to the Detroit public schools.
The EAA was a disaster from the beginning. Its leaders had total control, and they used it to run experiments on the children, using technology. They ran up the bills and produced no academic improvements. The first leader was Robert Bobb, with Barbara Byrd-Bennett as chief academic officer (BBB is now sentenced to jail time for taking bribes in her role as superintendent of the Chicago public schools). Then there was Broad-trained John Covington, who increased the deficit, then moved on. At all times, Eli Broad was deeply involved in creating and staffing the EAA. This Friday is the last day for the EAA.
The EAA’s 15 schools will stay open, but they’ll be absorbed back into the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Sonya Mays, treasurer for the DPSCD school board, says the district is working with the EAA to make it a smooth transition for students.
The two districts are coordinating on transferring school records, communicating with families, and hiring administrators and teachers, among other things.
“And so it’s our hope, and we’ve tried to be very intentional about this, that students themselves will see very little disruption,” Mays said.
Big Education Ape: CURMUDGUCATION: The Takeover Lie - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2017/05/curmudgucation-takeover-lie.html
 
Big Education Ape: STATE TAKEOVER: An Achievement School District Primer - Mitchell Robinson: Reforming Reform - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2015/07/state-takeover-achievement-school.html

Big Education Ape: Experts warn of murky results from State Takeover charter schools - http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/06/experts-warn-of-murky-results-from.html

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