Utah's turnaround program

For $7 million annually, Utah's school turnaround program hires private consultants who have three years to improve the grades of Utah's worst schools. The program has been accused of being more expensive than anticipated - two years of funding is promised to the first group of consultants, and new schools enter the program each year.

Final payments for turnaround sources are dependent on the number schools that successfully improve their school grade after three years.

Source: Utah Board of Education