Ben Wildavsky and Bob Litan with an edited conversation with experts and practitioners around higher ed innovation (pdf). And Friedman Foundation with a look at the same in K-12 related to school choice (pdf). But I see a lot less “greenfielding” in charter schooling and school choice in the sense of radically different school designs. Most of what we see is policy greenfield – new ideas around governance and policy – but the practices of the schools are for the most part not revolutionary – the good ones just execute much better and more consistently.
Also, tiresome back and forth on charter schools in NYC. Check out the PSA, too. (BW does research for NYC Charter Center).