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What Will Really Make the Unions Overplay Their Hand

Good morning, CharterFolk. Thanks again to Nella Urban Garcia for being part of the CharterFolk Chat that we released yesterday. I hope many of you find time to review it over the weekend. Next week I will share additional thoughts about how we attract the future leadership we will need to take the charter school

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Why It’s a Now or Never Moment for Charter Schools

Good morning, CharterFolk. Some of you may remember this post from last summer: The Teacher Union Straightjacket – What COVID Reveals If We Act With Courage It ended up having one of the highest readership rates for all posts last year. In it, I argued that teacher unions and other protectors of the Establishment were

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West Virginia, No Law at All is Better than an Abhorrent One

Good morning, CharterFolk. My apologies missing a post yesterday. My New Year’s Resolution was to make sure I would not miss a week of including guest contribution here at CharterFolk. Yesterday I was planning to send out a terrific CharterFolk Chat with Nella Urban Garcia, one of the authors of The Missing Charter Leaders: ¿Dónde

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What CharterFolk Is and What CharterFolk Is Not

Good morning, CharterFolk. There’s so much to write about in Charterland these days. Special thanks to RaShaun Holliman for offering such a compelling piece about his early days as Executive Director at the Freedom Coalition. Exciting stuff. There is a fascinating new study coming out of Fordham showing how charter school growth is actually correlated

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When People in Charter Schools Misuse Our Freedom

Good morning, CharterFolk. Fun new development: Check us out on Instagram! I was planning a different post this morning, and then this story came out. It’s gotten widespread attention. Some of Utah’s most respected Black athletes are calling out the school. This happens at exactly the same time that Black athletes elsewhere in the nation

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CharterFolk Note – 10 New Match Challenges from Donors Across the Country!

Good morning, CharterFolk! We’ve got some exciting news for you this morning. Ten donors from across the country have offered $1500 match challenges to encourage more readers to sign up for paid subscriptions to CharterFolk. Nine of the commitments are state-specific, challenging ten new readers from their respective states to sign up. A tenth donor

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