Challenge Index 2020
Please see “What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” by Jay Mathews, for a fuller account of the reasoning behind and history of these rankings.
Majority of U.S. Students Now Exercise School Choice
A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.
Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
Cory Booker’s Move on Charter Schools is Both Political — and Good
It’s not hard to see the politics at play, but Booker deserves credit for calling out the Democratic party for being unresponsive to many constituents who support charter schooling.
Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout
“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.
Three Factors Critical to Rural Charter Schools’ Success
Visitors to charter schools in Questa, New Mexico; Quincy, Florida; Starbuck, Minnesota; and Prescott Valley, Arizona, found some common ingredients.
As New York Charters Turn 20, Let Good Schools Flourish
Twenty years ago this summer, I was a founder of the first charter school in New York state: the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem.
Public Support Grows for Higher Teacher Pay and Expanded School Choice
Results from the 2019 Education Next Poll
An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation
Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History
Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success