I don't think the government should be involved with our school to start with. I think the state and the teachers should come together and see what needs to be done to save our schools. We need to find out why these schools are doing so poorly and have workshops to help with plans and schedules.
Yes, I believe that states should have the right to take over failing schools. States should have the resources that it would take to step in and figure out why a school is failing, as well as provide support and a plan of action to make sure that a certain school is no longer failing.
What else can they do tear out their hair they can do so much and no more. It helps to know that students should be the ones who are responsible for their own failing. If anyone else should be blamed clearly it is the parent and teacher. But this applies if they did something to affect the children's score.
This direct answer is obviously too hard core to deal with the situation successfully, but the states sticking their noses in an area they have already a long history of failure within, is not going to anything to improve the situation. Failing schools do most certainly need, and deserve help, but that help needs to come from the private sector. States have the most deplorable track record on school systems, and for them to come in an try to play savior to an already failing situation, would do nothing more than make the situation even worse.
Failing schools do not need government interference. Already public education policy is being handled by politicians and bureaucrats who do not have any formal education background or have never been a teacher. This leads to politicians and business leaders developing ways to "fix" failing schools, who have no idea on what it is like to be a teacher. Often this process is accompanied by more formal testing and "accountability" to these people who should not be in-control of educational policy.