2020

Insta-Poll: Vision

Has Wallace come unglued? Good morning, CharterFolk. Hope you had a great weekend. We had such good readership levels last week, and I got so much sidebar comment on the No Vision, No Voice post, I thought a 30-second insta-poll of CharterFolk might be a fun way to start off the week. So here goes.  Two

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New Subscribers, NonProfit Status and Arne Duncan!

Hey CharterFolk! Hope you are headed into a great weekend. In the early going, I am going to make some quick posts on Fridays to share CharterFolk news and developments, such as: CharterFolk grew 150 new subcribers in the first two weeks! 50 of them were paid subscribers from 14 states! To all of you

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No Vision, No Voice

Good morning, CharterFolk. Exciting to have so many new subscribers! If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so here. Having had a chance now to address the death of George Floyd and the COVID-19 crisis, I am able now to turn to what I always envisioned beginning with here at CharterFolk: The beginning. What

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CharterFolk – As Essential as Any Found Anywhere

Good Morning, CharterFolk. Thanks to so many of you who helped make CharterFolk’s first week a successful one. I appreciate your many compliments and well wishes. It’s also exciting to have so many of you subscribing. To those of you who haven’t signed up already, I encourage you to do so here. And please invite

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Announcing the CharterFolk Forum

Good morning. I wanted to get a quick note out to you thanking you for your response to our early posts here at CharterFolk. For those many of you who have subscribed already, I thank you.  It is terrific to have your support in this critical early going.  For those of you who have been

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Why We Give a Damn About Charter Schools

When I first began to imagine this thing that has turned out to be CharterFolk, I envisioned a completely different kind of roll out. And then COVID came. And then the death of George Floyd came. And those other plans had to be set aside. COVID I will get to in my next post. Today

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Welcome to CharterFolk

Welcome to CharterFolk. You will find here that I often pose a question and then try to answer it.  I’ll start today with this one: So what is CharterFolk? It’s a place for the people who are the heart of the charter school movement. Full stop. It’s a place for us to convene, to improve

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