The state's occupation of 'failing' schools is increasing. Do they help the students?

State takeovers are typically triggered by low test scores, but they can also be initiated for other reasons, such as financial mismanagement or allegations of corruption.

There are different models for state takeovers, but they typically involve the state government replacing the local school board and superintendent with a team of state-appointed officials.

The goal of state takeovers is to improve the performance of failing schools, but there is little evidence that they are effective. In fact, some studies have found that takeovers can actually harm student achievement.

The number of state takeovers of schools has increased in recent years, as states have become more aggressive in their efforts to improve struggling schools.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to state takeovers, and the specific methods used can vary from state to state.

Some states have taken over entire school districts, while others have taken over individual schools.

State takeovers can be controversial, and there is often debate about whether they are the best way to improve failing schools.

The effectiveness of state takeovers is a matter of debate, and there is no clear consensus on whether they actually help students.

The cost of state takeovers can be high, and there is no guarantee that they will be successful.