University-Run Schools

This post from Inside Higher Ed describes what's going on at Coppin State, where the school has taken over one local school and is starting another (Growing the Talent Pool). The University of Chicago is doing some of the same things, as are a handful of others around the country. I tend to like it -- schools putting their money and reputations where their mouths are. But it doesn't always result in miraculous improvements.


Blogger Spunky said...

This is just a precurose to P-16 education. Michigan State is doing the same thing in East Lansing. I guess local control doesn't mean much to many people any more. It's just more centralized planning. The Commission report in the previous post talks about that as well. Local school boards will be replaced by "public/private" corporate boards. The words unelected and unaccountable come to mind here. Where is this all leading? You tell me.

8:55 PM  
Blogger KC said...

Didn't Boston College do something similar with the schools in Chelsea, MA some years back? I wonder how that turned out.

5:35 PM  

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