Headlines You Don’t See All The Time: DC School Board About To Make Smart Decision

This would be the smartest thing the DC School Board has done in a while. Bigger picture: Just like closing down low-performing public schools and public charter schools that are not getting the job done, authorizers that can’t get it together ought to get the boot, too. That said, I think Esteban Guzman is a little too deterministic, districts can play a big role here (though not the only role, obviously) but they have to want to do the hard work and it doesn’t look like the DC School Board has been up to it. Sara Mead gets into some of this in her report on DC charter schools. Update: Sara Mead weighs-in but wants the school board to get it together rather than bail out.

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