Recovery, Achievement, and Opportunity: A Comparative Analysis of State Takeover Districts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia

Richard O. Welsh

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Abstract

Although state-run turnaround districts have grown in prominence as a school improvement strategy with significant equity implications for urban education, little is known about the similarities and differences across states. This article provides a comparative analysis of state-run takeover districts in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. Although there are several similarities such as the centrality of test-based accountability and charter schools as an intervention strategy, no two state takeover districts are the same. The effectiveness of state takeovers is mixed and complicated by equity concerns as well as uncertainty about which aspect of state takeovers may be driving school improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-338
Number of pages28
JournalUrban Education
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • educational governance
  • school improvement
  • school reform
  • school takeover
  • state takeover districts
  • state takeovers
  • statewide turnaround districts
  • urban education reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Urban Studies

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