Controversial turnaround strategy is under way at L.A. high school

07/7/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Fremont High School in Los Angeles reopened Tuesday with mostly new teachers hoping to improve achievement at the long-struggling school. The school is an example of the Obama administration's controversial education reforms, which allow underperforming schools to adopt one of several school-turnaround strategies, including replacing a majority of the school's teachers and staff. But critics of the strategy, including education expert Diane Ravitch, say it is unproven and insults teachers.

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