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CharterFolk Contributors Naomi Rubin DeVeaux and Dr. Jim Goenner – Bringing Our A-GAME to the “Next Practices” of Authorizing Excellence

Good day, CharterFolk. Today we are pleased to share a Contributor Column from Naomi Rubin DeVeaux, Partner at the National Charter Schools Institute, and Dr. Jim Goenner, President and CEO of the National Charter Schools Institute. We provide bios for Naomi and Jim below. Dedicated to serving families through quality public school choice, throughout her

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CharterFolk Contributor Alan Washington – Future-Proofing Education: The Need to Advocate for Improved Charter School Facilities Funding

Greetings, CharterFolk! Today we are pleased to share a contributor column from Alan Washington, President and CEO of Charter Schools Development Corporation. I provide Alan’s brief bio below. Alan Washington, President and CEO of Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC), has dedicated his life to helping underserved communities control and own their real estate, whether directing

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When They Say It’s Not About the Money But the Principle of the Thing

Good morning, CharterFolk. One of Larry Rosenstock’s most oft-repeated stories was citing a professor in law school who said: “Whenever someone tells you it’s not about the money but about the principle of the thing, it’s about the money.” The quote came to mind watching last week’s subcommittee hearing in DC … … when Representative

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WonkyFolk Vol 15 – Live at Charter School Growth Fund.

Greetings, CharterFolk! This week, Andy and I are sharing a podcast we recently recorded live at a gathering hosted by the Charter School Growth Fund. Here is a link to the podcast. And for those of you who would prefer a video recording, we provide a link to YouTube as well.  A special thanks to

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Better Checks and Balances Make Better Public Schools

Good Morning, CharterFolk. I promise. This will be my last post highlighting the school district “referee and player-on-the-field” conflict I have been riffing on of late. Though I point out that the metaphor works well across geographies … … and sports leagues. The point is that conflicts of interest in authorizing is bad. Public education,

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The Leap to Better Advocacy in the Era Beyond the Beginning

Weekend greetings, CharterFolk. I start today thanking Allen for his great Contributor Column this week. I confess, CharterFolk, the whole situation that gave rise to Allen’s post I find to be one that challenges my ability to maintain zen. I wrote about it in this section of my post from the 3rd of July this

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