Only 5% of California schools restructured successfully last year
Just 33 of the more than 700 California schools that were in NCLB restructuring during the 2006-07 school year improved their performance sufficiently to be granted a change in status, according to the Center on Education Policy. "Federal restructuring strategies have very rarely helped schools improve student achievement enough to ... exit restructuring," the report concludes. "Our findings in California point to the need to rethink restructuring across the nation."
Center on Education Policy. (2008). Managing More Than a Thousand Remodeling Projects. Washington, DC: Author.