Checker Finn, the former president of the Fordham Institute, a right-of-center education think tank, has caught “the same disease that befell Diane Ravitch,” the school choice advocate-turned-reform-critic.
If the teachers unions in America disappeared overnight public education would be the better for it. These unions have been the single greatest obstacle to improving education, particularly for the most disadvantaged kids.
Fordham Institute is becoming just another “frenemy” of choice and charters.
Teachers’ unions still at war on the issue of parental choice.
Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” In that vein, it makes sense that my first conversation with Mitchell Chester was about assessments.
Success Academy, the 2017 winner of the Broad Prize for Charter Schools, plans to step up its college readiness programs, roll out a digital platform to share its curriculum and pedagogy, and expand its network even further.
Teachers and staff at a D.C. charter school voted Thursday to unionize, the first time a charter in the District has taken such a step.