New Player, Good Players

One reason for cautious enthusiasm about the charter school sector is the high quality of various intermediate organizations that have sprung up around it. For instance, look for big things from this new organization in Texas, The Charter School Policy Institute. Why is this encouraging, you say? Because many of these organizations are principle driven not merely lowest-common denominator organizations fighting for their weakest member. In some states (eg CA, MI, NY, TX*) state charter organizations have supported closing low-performing charters, that’s not an ethic you see a lot of in education overall…

*To clarify, the resource center in TX, not the state assn.

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