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May 19, 2008

Franchising for Charter School Scale

Mike Petrilli asked me to comment on “Brand-Name Charters” an essay by business writer Julie Bennett in the Summer 2008 issue of Education Next.

March 15, 2008

Sidebar on Social Entrepreneurship: Has TEP Made A Breakthrough in Charter Finance or Are They the Movement's Realians?

To review The Equity Project Charter School's assertion that it "has created a sustainable... financial model that allows the school to compensate its teachers (at $125,000/yr) without relying on outside private funding," I have asked for their business plan. I have yet to hear back. What's the principled case for nonprofit financial secrecy?

November 03, 2007

The Charter Idea in Adolescence

Until the movement is able to align school founders and foundation finance with an operationally oriented leadership representative of most charter schools, charters will remain an idea for the future rather than the present.



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