December 28th, 2005

WATCH: The Turnaround Specialist, Part 2

Parke Land is a “Turnaround Specialist”, one of about a dozen public school principals hand-picked by the state of Virginia to rebuild schools stuck at the bottom.

Land arrived at his new school, Boushall Middle School in Richmond, brimming with confidence. “It’s not a huge mystery how to turn schools around,” he said. Six weeks later, however, Land appeared to be on the ropes.

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