Beyond Thunderdome

From my article on the Tennessee education reform practice of pitting schools against each other ahead of a charter conversion:

Education reformers everywhere are looking to Tennessee for the newest way to blow up the system and disrupt the status quo. The new approach comes via Nashville, where both the local school system and the state’s Achievement School District are busy handing over *priority schools* to charter operators. The new twist is that two schools compete to determine which will be converted to a charter. Think the education reform equivalent of Thunderdome: two schools enter, only one leaves.

Read the full article on Edushyster

More on Tennessee’s Achievement School District:

On the Neely’s Bend Takeover

The Data War

Trouble for the ASD in Memphis

Is the ASD Working?

An Interview with the ASD’s Chris Barbic

For more on education policy issues, follow @TheAndySpears

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