May 2014 Archives

In his final column for Education Week, Sam Chaltain considers the news that New Orleans is now host to the first all-charter school district in the country, and wonders if that's a milestone we should be celebrating, mourning -- or both.

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that education was "a right which must be made available to all on equal terms," American schools remain largely separate and unequal. Sam Chaltain has an idea about how we can change that.

Is it possible that Washington, D.C. -- the land of federal dysfunction, Michelle Rhee's scorched earth policies, and rampant school choice -- might actually become a national model for the ways we can reimagine public education for a changing world? Sam Chaltain considers the state of play.


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