Pondering Chartering: Who’s actually running America’s charter schools?

Education policy research and the rhetoric emergent from that research typically fails to represent the realities – the real distribution – of schooling across our nation. We focus extensively on urban schooling most often ignoring what might or might not work in the suburbs or rural areas. We focus on development of reading and math/STEMContinue reading “Pondering Chartering: Who’s actually running America’s charter schools?”

We bought it twice but we no longer own it: The bad public policy behind charter school real estate deals

I’ve been spending much of my spring and summer trying to get a handle on the various business practices of charter schooling, the roles of various constituents, their incentives and interests – financial and otherwise – in the operations of charter schools. Throughout this process, I also try to consider how or whether similar practicesContinue reading “We bought it twice but we no longer own it: The bad public policy behind charter school real estate deals”

About those Ed Regs for Improving Teacher Equity: A preview of new (old) findings

Doc student Mark Weber and I have been blogging a bit less lately and digging in on a number of interesting academic papers ranging from analyses of charter school expenditures to inter and intra-district resource inequality.  Among these papers is an analysis of data provided by ED for states to run preliminary analyses of measuresContinue reading “About those Ed Regs for Improving Teacher Equity: A preview of new (old) findings”