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A Think Twice Review of:

Review of The Third Way: A Guide to Implementing Innovation Schools

Think Twice - Jan 21, 2021

Publisher/Think Tank - Progressive Policy Institute

Author(s) - Tressa Pankovits, David Osbourne

The Progressive Policy Institute recently published a "how-to" guide for entities such as charter management companies that seek to develop innovation schools in urban communities.

Reviewer(s) - Carrie Sampson, Arizona State University; Sarah Diem, University of Missouri

Sampson and Diem explain, however, that many of the report’s long list of 53 recommendations are improbable and overlook the potential disadvantages of innovation schools. These recommendations, they conclude, are highly complicated, largely unexamined, and likely infeasible, especially if a district’s goal is to serve all students and their families equitably.