School District Takeovers History and Today – Podcast Episode 200 | Classnotes Podcast 200
Classnotes Podcast (March 6, 2020). For several decades, some states have used the threat of taking over a school district to force some kind of change. But this isn’t a new trend. Since 1989, over 22 state governments and agencies have taken over more than 100 local public school districts across the country.
In this episode, Ana Ramón talks with Terrence Wilson, J.D., and Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A., give a quick history of school takeover policies and describe the problems they create that hinder equitable education. Ana is IDRA’s deputy director of advocacy, Terrence is IDRA’s regional policy and community engagement director, and Chloe is IDRA’s deputy director of policy.
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Show length: 12:49
Another Zero-Tolerance Failure – State Takeovers of School Districts Don’t Work, By Terrence Wilson, J.D., & Chloe Latham Sikes, M.A., March 2020
The Problem with School Takeovers – Studies show they’re ineffective and may unequally impact Black and Hispanic communities, by Alan Greenblatt, June 2018
Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy, by Domingo Morel
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