Tag Archives: Charters

Going from Entertaining to Precise about RCT and #RIPKobeBryant

In 2018, I was invited to a mock trial entitled Public School System Charged with Fraud: Guilty or Not Guilty? about public education at Freedom Fest, a Libertarian conference that is held yearly in Las Vegas. Which basically says that if you have a conference in Vegas— I will say yes to just about any opportunity to speak. 🙂 I

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Wanted: Chapters About No Excuses Charters

Much has been written about “No Excuses” charter schools and their deleterious impacts on student of color (See for example Colonizing the Black Natives). Amber Kim is leading a groundbreaking new book project entitled,  Inexcusable: Contemporary Counter-Narratives that Expose the “New Face” of No Excuses Schools. You may remember Dr. Kim from the Diane Ravitch episode of Truth for America

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NCES Releases School Choice in the United States Report

A new report the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) “finds that charter school and public school students have the same academic performance in testing conducted at the fourth- and eighth-grade level.” (See Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds) I went through the report this morning on the plane and here

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NEW study released: Are charter schools more intensely segregated?

We are honored today to release a new study entitled Choice without inclusion?: Comparing the intensity of racial segregation in charters and public schools at the local, state and national levels that examines segregation in the entire universe of US public and charter schools. In its landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 [1], the United States Supreme Court powerfully

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Q: “Did you see the numbers?” A: Yes, I have.

Is there a revolt inside the NAACP? Are charters segregated? Do African American have appreciably higher achievement in charters? Tomorrow is statewide strike and a day of action for public education in California. There will likely be more than 2,000 people at the capitol advocating pending legislation that will provide more funding for public education and greater transparency and accountability

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NO EXCUSES: Charter Schools Should Never Be Allowed to Discriminate Against Any Group of Students

I’ve done two tours of duty for children in Texas. The first was in the Houston Independent School District’s Research and Accountability Department from 1999-2001. The second was as a faculty member in the University of Texas at Austin Educational Policy and Planning program from 2006-2014. As a result, I have roots in Texas and pay close attention to the

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Breaking: Charter moratorium moves forward from Senate Education Committee

In 2016, I first broke the news about the NAACP calling for a moratorium on charter schools in the post @NAACP calls for national moratorium on charters. The California legislature is begining to heed the civil rights organization’s call as the Senate Education Committee passed SB 756 on a 4-3 vote (I first discussed this bill in the post Charter Moratorium

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