Charter Schools

Students standing in a circle with the word "CHOICE" written within.

Majority of U.S. Students Now Exercise School Choice

A week to celebrate those voting with their feet.
Cory Booker

Bye-Bye, Booker

Gone from the Democratic primary, his education policy voice may yet return somehow.
Cory Booker

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.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Newark Mayor Cory Booker sit with children at the Maple Avenue School in Newark, N.J., Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.

Booker Education Record Includes Much To Tout

“His position is unwavering,” a former colleague writes.
Students at the Roots and Wings Community School in Questa, New Mexico, enjoy outdoor time with goats at their rural charter school.

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.

An Authoritative Look at Charter Schools and Segregation

Have charter schools intensified the already high levels of segregation afflicting American public schools?
President Clinton addresses the National Education Summit in Palisades, N.Y., Wednesday March 27, 1996.

The Federal Charter Schools Program: A Short, Opinionated History

Avoiding the ‘rigidities and often dysfunction of local school districts’ yielded a success
Ray Budde gives a presentation, 1972.

The “Obscure Educator” Who Invented Charter Schools

A new history is a reminder of Ray Budde’s remarkable achievement

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