Audio: A New Solution for Underperforming Public Schools
A piece of legislation recently passed the Senate Education Committee that would provide a new solution for underperforming public schools.
CF’s James Paul spoke with WSBA’s Gary Sutton about Senate Bill 6 and how it would rescue thousands of students trapped in schools that–despite record high spending–continue to fail.
Schools in the bottom 5 percent of statewide performance would be identified as “intervention schools”. Their school boards would be given more capabilities, such as increased flexibility to employ better teachers and more authority to spend funds efficiently, to improve students’ education.
James also elaborates on the bill’s creation of an Achievement School District (ASD).
The ASD would absorb schools in the lowest 1 percent and provide them with a completely “new school board that has new incentives” rather than continuing with the destructive status quo.
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