Tuesday, March 16, 2010

How Do You Deal with a Failing School?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about President Obama's Race to the Top Education reform plan, which has given school districts a tough set of options to deal with low performing schools. Shut them down, fire the principals or teachers, or turn them into charter schools. Are these the best options for under-performing schools?

Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Are we getting it right about which schools aren't working? And how are schools responding? It's Your Call, with Sandip Roy and you.

Arun Ramanathan is executive director of The Education Trust-West, which was established in 1990 in Washington D.C. by the American Association for Higher Education as a special project to encourage colleges and universities to support K-12 reform efforts.

Murry Schekman, principal of Watsonville Valley High School, one of the schools identified as "persistently lowest achieving" in the State.

Roma Grove, principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Oakland, one of the schools on the list of "persistently lowest achieving" schools in the state.

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