On August 30, The 74 will publish an e-book by Richard Whitmire called The Founders. As the website for this book trailer explains

The Founders is the story of America’s high-performing public charter schools — the game changers, the best of the best, the top 20 percent. It is part history, detailing the unexpectedly collaborative relationships that were instrumental in the expansion of these top public schools and part forward-looking; it’s a story about the visionaries who reinvented American education for poor and minority children and are now reinventing it again.

Whitmire has written extensively for Education Next about charter schools. His most recent article is “Ed Reform Battle in Los Angeles: Conflict escalates as charter schools thrive.”

—Education Next

Last updated August 16, 2016