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A Think Twice Review of:

The Turnaround Challenge: Why America’s Best Opportunity to Dramatically Improve Students Achievement Lies in Our Worst-Performing Schools

Think Twice - Apr 24, 2008

Publisher/Think Tank - Mass Insight Education & Research Institute

Author(s) -

This report puts forth an ambitious proposal aimed at getting chronically underachieving schools to improve academic achievement.

Reviewer(s) - Patrick McQuillen, Boston College

In his review, McQuillen commends the report for making a “major contribution” to the debate over school reform, but warns that it has an overly optimistic timeline, relies too much on punitive sanctions, offers key recommendations beyond what research can support and pays little attention to the role students might play in the reform process.