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An Establishment That Remains Sound Asleep

Weekend’s greetings, Charterfolk. Quite another eventful week in charterland. Let me see if I can draw a few threads together. A Wake Up Call Late this week we saw this op-ed come out from Michael Bloomberg. It’s something of a companion piece to his announcement in December. Like I wrote about his earlier piece, this

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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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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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Write it Down in INC CharterFolk! | The Administration Botches its Assault on Charters | Keeping the Big Picture Front and Center

Weekend’s greetings, CharterFolk. I start today acknowledging that we missed a few days of posting this week due to a technical issue with our technology platform. I confess to having been been pretty irked about this because there’s been just so much great stuff happening this week in Charterland to be sharing content about. Fortunately,

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