The Biggest News Coming Out of Iowa This Week

Good morning, CharterFolk.

Lots of attention on Iowa this week.

Making it easy to lose sight of the biggest news happening there.


Eight new charter schools are in the works.

Enough to triple the number in the state.

It’s momentum giving charter schools a ticket to New Hampshire …

… where the state reported last month that charter schools are experiencing explosive growth.

Some are already looking ahead to South Carolina …

… where the state just reported the same:

Charter school enrollment has grown by more than 10,000 students in just the past three years.

And look.

We can all talk about the blowback coming against charter schools from here til next (super) Tuesday.

The fact is that charter schools are in a moment of greatly expanding impact.

Especially for those who need better public education most.

So as the campaign prepares to wind west, where even more charter school momentum is found …

… even more attention is certain to fall on those seeking the oval office.

But don’t lose sight of the fact that a whole other set of primaries is happening in our country right now.

Ones showing that charter schools are becoming, in fact, “the primaries” of public education.

The primary drivers of improved educational opportunity for millions of students and families in state after state.

And no matter what way this year’s election plays out, one thing’s for sure:

Charter schools are destined to become only more primary in the years and decades to come.