Published Articles & Media
Governance and Leadership
Six Questions to Ask the School-Board Candidates
If a candidate claims only the superintendent is responsible for academics, vote for someone else or run yourself.
Does Charter “Accountability” Erode Charter Leader Diversity?
Default closure laws have a cost.
Teaching about Slavery
“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all”
How Charter School Regulations Harm Minority School Operators
In states with stricter rules, fewer Black and Hispanic applicants get charters approved, new research shows
Strange Bedfellows? Why School Reformers Should Rethink Teachers Unions
Unions can tell us what goes on behind the scenes.
The Softer Side of ‘No Excuses’
A view of KIPP schools in action
If school vouchers bettered the educational opportunities only of children who use the vouchers to attend private schools or schools in another district, many reformers would be left holding cups half empty.
Lobbying in Disguise
Do Charter Schools Measure Up? The Charter School Experiment After 10 Years by the American Federation of Teachers
Back in 1976, when I was a crackerjack reporter for the Woodlawn High School...