Turnarounds In Chicago, The Gates Version

February 6, 2008

Want to know how Gates and other folks see the history of turnarounds in Chicago?  Here's the report

on turnaround efforts around the country that was mentioned in the

latest Tribune story.  (The one where the researcher said "We spent two

years looking

at turnarounds and could not find a single example of turnaround work

that was successful and sustained and done on scale, not just one

school.") The Chicago section, which I'm printing out now, starts at about page 35.  It's a PDF.  It seems like a pretty Board-friendly version of the story, focusing on the different kinds of Ren10 schools not the disruptions to the students.  But it also gives a sense of how things are being presented.  Call it opposition research.  That is, assuming you're opposed.