3 Reasons Why Failure is the Key to Success - Life …
But as a Thomas B. Fordham Foundation study noted, “Much is known about how effective schools work, but it is far less clear how to move an ineffective school from failure to success…. Being a high-performing school and becoming a high-performing school are very different challenges.”
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A rather famous and much loved description of success was a winning essay entry in 1904 by Bessie Anderson Stanley:He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;Who has left the world better than he found it whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul;Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;Whose life was an inspiration;Whose memory a benediction.So, by Ms.
Occasionally a program will report encouraging success rates. The University of Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program asserts that about half of its targeted schools have either made AYP or reduced math and reading failure rates by at least 5 percent. Though this might be better than would otherwise be expected, the threshold for success is remarkably low. It is also unknown whether such progress can be sustained. This matter is particularly important, given that some point to charter management organizations Green Dot and Mastery as turnaround success stories even though each has a very short turnaround résumé, in both numbers of schools and years of experience.