Charter Schools Are Here to Stay
When the Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state's charter school law earlier this month, it drew attention not only to the long fight to create charter schools there, but to the state of the charter movement nationally. While the court's decision illustrates the significant political and policy barriers that charter schools still face in many states, it also highlights how deeply entrenched charters have become in the landscape of U.S. public education. If Washington policymakers fail to reinstate the law, Washington will be one of only eight states nationally without charter schools.
Can Another City Replicate the "New Orleans Model" of Ed Reform?
More than a decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf States. New Orleans has since become a laboratory for education policy experts and reformists.