After Bucking Unions, Obama Administration Breaks Ranks with Civil Rights Groups over Charter Schools

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (August 4) about why civil rights groups have been reluctant to embrace charter schools, even as a new Ed Next poll shows that support for charters is rising among minority parents.

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For more on this topic, please see “EdNext Poll Shows Civil Rights Groups Out of Touch on Charters.”

Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:
Virtual Education and Common Core Standards (6/23/10)
Bang for the Buck from Race to the Top (6/16/10)
Teacher Bailout Bill, R.I.P.? (6/8/10)
Will the Common Core Standards Set the Bar High Enough? (5/12/10)
Why Is Race to the Top Rewarding States With Low Proficiency Standards? (5/3/10)
Do U.S. Students Spend Enough Time Learning?
Florida Governor Vetoes School Reform Bill
Will NCLB be reauthorized this year?
The New Normal for Federal Education Spending
Choice and Residential Segregation
Studies Find No Effects
Focus of School Reform Shifting to Teachers
Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem?
Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?
Election Postmortem
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

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