Smarick Goes Paradigm Shift!

New Ed Next is worth checking out, a lot of interesting stuff. In particular, Andy Smarick’s provocative article about charter schools and urban school districts demands a read. I don’t agree with it, seems he under-estimates the challenges of scale, politics when ideas move to scale, and that ultimately the goal is to turn these districts into high-performing organizations but it’s well worth reading. And, my critique notwithstanding, he basically calls for some oil-spotting, which seems a good strategy for reformers.

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