Meeting students’ individual needs and spurring reform through competion among schools
In New Orleans, school reform leaders have rejected the argument that charters should be permitted to set their own, narrower standards of what it means to be public schools. Continue reading
We need to think abouat charter schools as part of a larger system of public education, not merely as competitors to traditional public schools. Continue reading
The Romney campaign is putting vouchers at the center of its new education plan, but there’s not a lot to recommend vouchers as a large-scale reform strategy.
The extraordinary demands of educating disadvantaged students to higher standards, the challenges of attracting the talent required to do that work, the burden of finding and financing facilities, and often aggressive opposition from the traditional public education system have made the trifecta of scale, quality, and financial sustainability hard for charter management organizations to hit. Continue reading
By requiring many students to choice the public schools they attend, New York and Boston have redefined the school choice debate, to the benefit of students and their families Continue reading