This week, L. Trenton Marsh will be discussing the history of U.S. school choice with a particular emphasis on urban districts, and providing an ethnographic perspective on "no-excuses" charter schools.
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November 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
The election has mercifully come to a close, the holiday season is soon to be upon us, the Trump folks are trying to manage a transition, and I need to do that final, careful copyedit of my upcoming book Letters to a Young Reformer. So, I'm going to take a break and turn the blog over to a stellar crew of guest bloggers.
September 02, 2016
LEAP's focus on fluid, informal feedback struck me as a great opportunity for teacher development, and it will be exciting to see how this innovative new structure plays out.
August 31, 2016
So just what is this new LEAP initiative, and how will change the status quo?
August 29, 2016
This week on RHSU, I'll give you the low-down on LEAP, starting with its inception and how it will change its predecessor in the D.C. public school system.
August 26, 2016
With many things in life, the devil is in the details, the education regulatory process included.
August 24, 2016
The disconnect between support for closure policy in the abstract and closure policy in reality is illustrated by the fact that very few schools were actually shut down under NCLB or SIG.
August 22, 2016
School choice programs provide a tangible, highly valued benefit to families—the ability to exert at least some control over where their child goes to school. Once families experience this benefit they will be willing to fight to maintain and expand that benefit.
August 19, 2016
NAACP's 2016 resolution is not a civil rights victory. Simply opposing charters does not solve our nation's education challenges.
August 17, 2016
The new NAACP charter resolution rejects charters as a means of supporting quality education for all children. But aren't teachers, parents, and other stakeholders opening charter schools to help exactly who the NAACP says it wants to help—black, brown, and poor students across the US?