Arne Duncan’s federal School Improvement Grant Program forces schools to act like corporations reports two studies.

Two studies that have recently been released by the Michigan-based Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice declare that Arne Duncan’s School Improvement Grant Program is in need of reform, and that forcing schools to act like corporations runs counter to progress.

“The market-based character of turnaround policies diverts public attention from fundamental questions about adequate, equitable funding and the insidious effects on schools of socioeconomic and racial isolation.”

Read More: http://greatlakescenter.org/docs/Policy_Briefs/Research-Based-Options/02-Trujillo_Turnarounds.htm

And here: http://greatlakescenter.org/docs/Policy_Briefs/Research-Based-Options/02-Trujillo_Turnarounds-PB.pdf

Then go to the previous post and call the White House as part of the national effort to end Race to the Top.

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