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Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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Wave of the Future

Why charter schools should replace failing urban schools

The Turnaround Fallacy

Stop trying to fix failing schools. Close them and start fresh.

Putting the Brakes on Turnarounds

Though the inclination to fix our worst schools is understandable and is often the result of the best intentions, it is misguided. Turnarounds have not only consistently failed in education; they fail in the vast majority of instances in other industries and sectors. Moreover, and most importantly, continuing to pursue turnarounds actually inhibits our ability to build healthy urban school systems.

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