ESSA and School Takeovers

ESSA and School Takeovers

May 25, 2018

Alan Greenblatt writes in Governing that since New Jersey became the first state to allow takeovers of local school districts by a state in 1989, more than 100 districts have been “appropriated” in states across the country as other states followed the Garden State’s example. And with ESSA “requiring states to identify and improve poor-performing schools, that trend is not about to die out.”