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Document Number: 8752

America's Best (and Worst) Cities for School Reform: Attracting Entrepreneurs and Change Agents - This study evaluates how welcoming 30 American cities--the 25 largest and 5 smaller "hot spots"--are to "nontraditional" problem-solvers and solutions. To make this determination the analysts examined six domains that shape a jurisdiction's receptivity to education reform: (1) Human capital; (2) Financial capital; (3) Charter environment; (4) Quality control; (5) District environment; and (6) Municipal environment. Few cities are rolling out the red carpet and no city received an "A". (Thomas B. Fordham Institute, August 2010)...

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