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ERIC Number: EJ1251596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
The Empire Strikes Back: State Takeover and Education in Michigan
Steel, Manon
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v17 Spr 2020
State takeover has become a consistent policy prescription for school districts who become financially insolvent and/or have low academic achievement. A look at the state of Michigan's state takeover laws and the case study of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) demonstrates the negative consequences and nuances of the policy to improve academic achievement and promote fiscal health. In Michigan, the takeover of school districts has had generally negative results in improving district fiscal health, test scores, or gaining the support of the community.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Michigan (Detroit)
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