Picture Post Week: Who’s granting all of those education degrees?

December 7, 2015

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This post is an update to a series of earlier posts in which I summarized the production of education degrees over time. As policymakers continue their critiques of the supposed decline in the quality of teacher preparation, as if teacher and leader preparation has been static since the 1950s, it’s worth again looking at trends […]

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Picture Post Week: Follow up on who’s running America’s charter schools

December 7, 2015

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This post is a follow up on my previous post where I discussed which charter school operators are actually leading the nation in charter school enrollments. Here are a some slides breaking out the charter school enrollments by operator/manager for a handful of states.  These slides are made possible by my meticulous graduate student Mark […]

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From NJ Ed Policy Forum: On Average, Are Children in Newark Doing Better?

November 16, 2015

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Bruce D. Baker & Mark Weber, Rutgers University, Graduate School of Education November 16, 2015 Baker.Weber.NewarkBetterOff.NJEPF.11_15_15 In this research note, we estimate a series of models using publicly available school level data to address the following question: Q: Did students in Newark (combined district and charter) make gains on statewide averages (non-Newark) on state assessments, […]

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Pondering Chartering: False Markets & Liberty as Substitute for Equity?

November 10, 2015

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Today’s musing: It is important to acknowledge that charter school market shares are not, in recent years, expanding exclusively or even primarily because of market demand and personal/family preferences for charter schools. Traditional district public schools are being closed, neighborhoods left without options other than charters, district schools are being reconstituted and handed over to […]

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Pondering Chartering: Balancing Portfolios

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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Pondering Chartering: Importance of Public/Private Distinctions

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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At the Intersection of Money & Reform Part II: Charter Schools

October 30, 2015

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The blogging has been quiet for a while. This is partly because I feel like most issues that arise have already been dealt with somewhere on this blog. Also because I’ve been involved in several, simultaneous, long-term projects. These projects intersect with many topics I’ve addressed previously on this blog. At times, this blog serves […]

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