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December 10, 2015

No Ground Gained In L.A. Charter Skirmish

Neither side seems able to see beyond the trenches as the Los Angeles charter school war settles in for a long winter, maybe several of them. Also see links to other stories of note.

November 18, 2015

A Peace Plan for the L.A. Charter School War

It may be possible to head off the looming charter school war, but peace needs a plan. My five-point scheme starts by understanding that all politics are local.

November 04, 2015

Charters and Dollars Don't Constitute a Plan

Charters and rich folk were made for each other. I've got nothing against either. But we need to get real about what kind of education system they would create.

November 02, 2015

Is the Charter School War Necessary?

Charter schools and the Los Angeles Unified School District don't have to act as adversaries, but each has to change, according to Robin Lake and Paul Hill.

October 19, 2015

What Are Charter Schools Good for?

The question is not whether charters are good schools, but what they represent in the effort to reform and rebuild public education in California.

October 12, 2015

Why Is It So Hard to Believe Good News About Public Schools?

The Common Core Standards require students to back their opinions with evidence, writes contributing blogger Alan Warhaftig. Why can't people believe evidence that shows L.A. public schools doing well?

September 28, 2015

Broad Foundation Plan Ignites Charter School War in L.A.

A Broad Foundation plan to put half of L.A.'s students in charter schools intensifies the trench warfare over reform. If history is a guide, there will be no winners.

June 30, 2015

Lessons From New Orleans: 'Don't Copy'

Does New Orleans' 10-year experience with charters and choice have application to Los Angeles? Yes, but partly in the negative.

June 17, 2015

What Would A Decentralized L.A. School Network Look Like?

A networked LAUSD would be part conventional district, part holding company, and greater part incubator and quality control agent.

June 16, 2015

The 'Slow Food' Way of Breaking up L.A. Schools into Autonomous Networks

School reformers like to talk about "blow it up" dramatic change. My autonomous network idea for Los Angeles is a deliberate counter-example.

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