I’m going to be out of pocket a lot this week so I asked James Merriman of the New York City Charter School Center and some of his colleagues to step in and do some guestblogging. Merriman is a proponent of public charters but also a strong voice for quality. When he was the authorizer at SUNY in New York he made some tough and interesting calls and has been a national leader in the charter debate and is one of the most thoughtful voices out there. His colleagues are a diverse and interesting bunch and like James are committed to the goal of a great school for every child. Enjoy.