2022

CharterFolk Contributor Andrew Broy – Busting the Myth: Charter Schools Can Secure Major Policy Wins in Deep Blue States

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Andrew Broy, the President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS). I provide Andrew’s bio below. Andrew is an advocate. He serves as President of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS), a statewide advocacy and charter school support organization serving

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The Space From Which Solutions Emerge

Greetings, CharterFolk. The week’s events brought back a morning in Spain from seven years ago. We were about halfway through our sabbatical. Quentin and I had taken the metro to where his soccer team was to have a game. We got there early. So I walked to a nearby place to get a cafe con

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CharterFolk Contributor Josh Phillips – Leveraging the Summer Months for Social and Emotional Learning

Good morning, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Josh Phillips, the Founder and CEO of Change Summer. I provide Josh’s bio below. Josh Phillips founded Change Summer in 2018 to provide enriching summer experiences for students from under-resourced communities in partnership with high-performing charter schools. Change Summer currently operates four

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A CharterFolk Chat With Margaret Fortune, Shavar Jeffries and Roxann Nazario – The Nuts and Bolts of Working Within the Democratic Party to Adopt a Platform Much More Supportive of Charter Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk. Today we are delighted to release a CharterFolk Chat with a distinguished group of participants: Margaret Fortune, the Founder and CEO of Fortune School Shavar Jeffries, National President of Democrats for Education Reform Roxann Nazario, Community Organizer at many advocacy organizations over the past decade About six weeks ago, readers may remember

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The Best Week We’ve Had in Years – Friday’s NYT Article a New Marker|The Tower of Babble|Duncan’s Challenge Revisited|Wins Across the Country| 25X25X25, This is Why!

Weekend’s greetings, CharterFolk. By this time, many of you will have seen Friday’s article from the Times. I consider it the single most important article about the advocacy conditions surrounding the charter school movement to have been written in several years. It’s a cultural marker. A symbol that change has come. A portrait of an

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Overcoming Revolutionary Milquetoast|Why the Vision We Need is Long Term and From the Ground Up|The Two Most Important Words Teachers and Parents Can Hear From Us Today|Turning 31

Good day, CharterFolk. With everything going on in recent months related to CSP, there have been several matters that have warranted attention that I just couldn’t get to. This week, I would like to circle back to some of those matters. I get started today. It requires, though, a little context first. Context: A Vision

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