Uncle Jay & Aspen Innovation

A few months ago Richard Whitmire and I argued that now was the time for charter school policies focused on aggressively growing what works and closing down what doesn’t.  Well, great minds may think alike but apparently Jay, Richard, and I do, too, as Jay argues much the same in a new column.  Unfortunately, that strategy doesn’t sit well with a lot of folks on both sides of the debate.

But, speaking of great minds, at the Aspen Innovation Economy Conference last night Larry Summers was provocative and optimistic about the American innovation challenge in a dinner session with PBS’ Judy Woodruff.  Hopefully it’ll be reproduced (Politico article here).  He also made the pointed observation that we’re becoming a society with a more powerful culture of financial engineering than the real kind…

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