Fix the Schools
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Policy Brief

Fix the Schools

Close failing schools, open charter schools and replicate great schools
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The essence of this policy brief’s recipe to fix failing urban schools: close failing schools, open new charter schools, give principals control of their budgets, let parents choose schools, replicate great schools, repeat.


Lisa Snell was the director of education and child welfare at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.