Ohio's Controversial Academic Distress Commissions Gain Outside Support
As the Youngstown Board of Education moves forward with a lawsuit over the constitutionality of their Academic Distress Commission, a national education group says the system is a strength for Ohio schools.
Chad Adleman with Bellwether Education Partners says the constitutionality of the ADCs is a determination for Ohio’s courts.
“But I will say that, generally, our experts saw that sort of activity as a good thing, as a way for the state to say school districts are creatures of the state and when they are very low performing, the state has a role to play.”
The positive review was part of a Bellwether study of Ohio’s plan to enact the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.