Very sad news. Eric Rofes, a veteran activist in the fight against AIDS, respected academic, and strong believer in the empowering potential of ideas like charter schools passed away unexpectedly yesterday in Provincetown, MA. More about Eric here and his must-read book on public charter schools here. In terms of charters, as far as I know most recently he was at work interviewing people for a study of the politics of state charter school caps to start to bring some sense to that issue. A loss on many levels, he was courageous and thoughtful and will be missed by many.
Update: At Q&E Sara Mead offers more.