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CharterFolk Chat #6 – Brantley, Tavenner and Bradford, Resisting the “Arranged Marriage” of Public Education that is Being Imposed on Students

Good morning, CharterFolk. I always hope you’ll find time to review content coming from CharterFolk contributors, but I’m really hoping you do so today when we are releasing our first CharterFolk Chat of 2021. Our contributors today are: Pat Brantley, CEO of Friendship Public Schools in Washington DCDiane Tavenner, CEO of Summit Public Schools in

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CharterFolk Contributor Paul Goodwin – Changing the Narrative about Education Reform: A Civil Right to a Quality Public Education

Good morning, CharterFolk. This morning I am delighted to share with you a Contributor Column from Paul Goodwin. I provide a brief bio for Paul below: Paul Goodwin, President of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, is a veteran California pollster. Paul conducts opinion research for political and policy clients, including EdVoice, the California Charter School Association,

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Why Closing the Latino Gap is the Path to Power

Good morning, CharterFolk. I’ll start today providing a coda to this post: What the Best Article About Charter Schools in a Long Time Teaches Us About the Road Ahead In it, I lamented how our failure to drive a strong narrative about charter schools leaves us open to the charge that we somehow exclude kids

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CharterFolk Brief Note About Yesterday and Tomorrow

Hello CharterFolk. I wanted you all to know that we were teed up this morning to post a great Contributor Column from Malka Borrego, Emilio Pack, Jennifer Lopez and Nella Garcia Urban about the need for increased focus on the problem of insufficient Latino/a leadership across the charter school movement, and then yesterday’s appalling developments

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Why Elon Musk May Abandon California But Charters Never Will

Good morning CharterFolk. Thanks to many of you for signing onto Margaret Fortune’s petition opposing Lily Eskelsen Garcia and Randi Weingarten being nominated for US Secretary of Education. It’s still not too late to sign. So if you haven’t don’t so already, I encourage you to do so today. Thanks also to many of you

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