School Improvement Grants: Ransoming Title I Schools in Distress

  • Craig Waddell
Keywords: school improvement grants, low-achieving schools, Title I schools, school turnaround, charter schools

Abstract

In August 2009, the U.S. Department of Education announced opportunities for states and local educational agencies to vie for $3.5 billion in Title I School Improvement Grants targeted at turning around or closing down chronically low-achieving schools. To qualify for a portion of these funds, school districts were required to implement one of four remedies at schools where students chronically demonstrated poor academic performance. Evidence is provided showing that the mandated interventions are highly speculative, minimally effective, and overly restrictive.

Author Biography

Craig Waddell
Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis 8th grade math teacher. Part time associate, adjunct professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Published
2011-04-14
How to Cite
Waddell, C. (2011). School Improvement Grants: Ransoming Title I Schools in Distress. Current Issues in Education, 14(1). Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/590
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Articles