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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fourth in a CRPE Blog Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Those who have done well under traditional school governance systems are frightened by the ideas of families choosing their schools, schools controlling their own budgets and staffing, and meaningful accountability structures encompassing all schools. When people see disadvantaged kids getting access to better schools and teachers being able to choose their colleagues, opposition may wane. But when leaders change, reforms—even when they’re working—are vulnerable.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Third in a CRPE Blog Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Second in a CRPE Blog Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Educators often let me know they are passionately opposed to charter schools. “If freedom is so good for schools,” they ask, “then why not give it to all of them, not just charter schools?”

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First in a CRPE Blog Series on Education Governance as a Civic Enterprise

Those of you who follow CRPE’s work know that we have long been a leading source of ideas about new approaches to public oversight of schools. One of our core beliefs regarding governance is that public schools can, and should, be given the freedom to solve problems and innovate while still being held accountable for equity and high performance.

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