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CPS to take back ‘turnaround’ schools: Controversial program that saw schools shift to private operators and teachers fired is being dismantled

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The turnaround model involved taking over low-performing public schools, firing and rehiring staff. As AUSL Executive Director Donald Feinstein, a former CPS principal, once wrote in letter published in the Tribune, “When students return to their neighborhood school in the fall, they have a new principal, new teachers, new curriculum and after-school programs, and a new culture of high expectations.”

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