Documentary Tells The Story Of Chester Upland Schools.
When U.S, schools entered the age of test-centered accountability, one of the arguments in favor of massive testing was that it would allow leaders to target schools for assistance and support. Chester Upland is a fine example of how that simply didn’t happen.
In 1994, CUSD was named the lowest performer in the state. Instead of assistance, what they got was a series of state-appointed receivers and assorted private companies brought in to profit from CUSD’s struggles. None of it helped. Financial crises came one after another.