Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Charter Movement Click 

Mike DeBonis of the City Paper has been doing a great job following the recent controversial activities of the D.C. Public Charter School Board. In this article he provides a tutorial on the ties between the individuals who are leading D.C.'s charter movement.

One fear I have of pieces such as this is that there will be public pressure to split the duties of the board into two. One body would be created to charter schools and another to provide oversight. But in public policy I think this is a tremendous error. It is the dual purposes (proponent and policing) that leads to the greatest number of schools being approved together with the development of common sense regulations that ensure that those schools in operation reflect positively on the movement as a whole.

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