Charter Schools

The New Yorker’s Piece on Success Academy

The New Yorker‘s recent story about the famed charter school network is getting a lot of attention. I am well…

Are Cubicles the New Classroom? Maybe.

There is a lot of talk about the value of personalized and blended learning.  But what does it really mean?…

How One Researcher Sums Up the Difference between Charter and Public Schools

Few topics in education stoke debate like charter schools.  Whether in the form of longform comedy bits like this one…

Nikole Hannah-Jones on How Schools Are Re-Segregating

It’s not enough to adopt new standards, to open new school models, to use technology, or even to pass laws.  American…

Protecting Public Schools…from the Vatican?

As public education spread in 19th century cities, many feared that private interests were trying to undermine schools’ public purpose.  In particular, the…

Political Spin and Policy Research

Professor Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University delivers this brief talk about how research plays into political ideology.  His…

A Defense of Charter Schools

Charter schools received much criticism over the last several years–most recently by John Oliver in a viral segment–as the Obama…

Charter School Critique Goes Viral

John Oliver holds no punches in this recent criticism.  The video quickly went viral, with ed reform critics sharing it…

Heartbreaking Glimpse Inside Detroit’s Schools

Detroit Public Schools have become a powerful cautionary tale for many in education.  The idea that a major school system…

Money Won’t Keep Teachers in Schools [via The Atlantic]

I have many friends and former students who are or have been classroom teachers.  It’s not usually the pay that…
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