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Philanthropy And The Growth Of Charter Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Stanford Social Innovation Review
Friday, October 14, 2016

What is the right role for private funders in the US education system?

Analysis and Commentary

School Accountability: An Opportunity Florida Can't Afford To Waste

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via Orlando Sentinel
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Florida needs to improve its accountability system for K-through-12 education. A relic of the No Child Left Behind era, it has a critical flaw: It encourages schools to narrowly focus on the progress of their lowest-performing students. 

Analysis and Commentary

Opening New York City's Gifted-And-Talented Doors Wide For All City Kids

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via New York Daily News
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Last October, we lamented New York City’s neglect of high-ability students, particularly in its low-income neighborhoods. Since then, the district and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña have taken steps to mitigate the problem. Unfortunately, their efforts fall way short.

Analysis and Commentary

N.Y. Needs To Help Kids Aim Still Higher

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via New York Daily News
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Education has been mostly missing in action in this bizarre election year, yet the quality of our schools will in large part determine whether New York — and the United States as a whole — have the bright future that we all want.

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Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control In Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 5, 2016

Charters are supplanting the union-dominated school board model. The big winners are students.

Analysis and Commentary

High Stakes For High Achievers

by Michael J. Petrilli, David Griffith, Brandon L. Wright , Audrey Kim, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

State accountability in the age of ESSA.

Analysis and Commentary

We Must Diversify Charter School Options

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Education Week
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

June 4 marked the 25th anniversary of Minnesota's charter school law, the nation's first. In 1990, charter pioneer Ted Kolderie foresaw that chartering would "introduce the dynamics of choice, competition, and innovation into America's public school system, while at the same time ensuring that new schools serve broad public purposes."

Analysis and Commentary

Finn, Manno, Wright: The Vision For The Next 25 Years Of Charter Schools? Bigger. Broader. Bolder.

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via The 74 Million
Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 4th marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first. In broad terms, the authors’ vision allowed for the creation of new schools that would be exempt from many of K-12’s overbearing regulations in return for these schools being held accountable for results.

Analysis and Commentary

A Scholarly Approach To School Accountability

by Michael J. Petrilli, Brandon L. Wright via EducationNext
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Though it sometimes appears that Education Secretary John King didn’t get the memo, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a significant devolution of authority from the federal government to the states. 

Analysis and Commentary

Repairing The Charter Marketplace

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Brandon L. Wright via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, June 17, 2016

Last time around, we argued that America’s charter marketplace has done a mediocre job of matching supply with demand and ensuring solid school quality. We fingered three (of many) sources of these partial market failures: too few (and, in some locales, too many) charter schools; weak consumer information; and distracted suppliers.

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