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The Case For Urban Charter Schools

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Contrary to much public rhetoric, the evidence for expanding charter schools in urban areas is stronger than ever. To be sure, the research is less positive for charters operating outside of the nation’s urban centers. And multiple studies suggest that internet-based schools and charters that serve mostly middle-class students, perform worse than their district counterparts, at least on traditional test-score-based measures.


The Case For Urban Charter Schooling

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia National Affairs
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A decade ago, the charter-school movement was moving from strength to strength. As student enrollment surged and new schools opened in cities across the country, America's first black president provided much-needed political cover from teachers' union attacks. Yet today, with public support fading and enrollment stalling nationwide — and with Democratic politicians from Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden disregarding, downplaying, or publicly disavowing the charter movement — the situation for America's charter schools has become virtually unrecognizable.


Michael Petrilli And David Griffith: Richard Whitmire Is All About The B.A.

interview with Michael J. Petrilli, David Griffithvia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Richard Whitmire joins Hoover Institution fellow Mike Petrilli and David Griffith to discuss his forthcoming book, The B.A. Breakthrough

Analysis and Commentary

How States Should Redesign Their Accountability Systems Under ESSA

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Those of us at the Fordham Institute have long held that there’s no one best way to design a state accountability system. It’s not just that we can’t even agree amongst ourselves about the relative importance of measuring student growth vs. student proficiency (though that’s true). It’s also because we understand that, as with all policy endeavors, this one amounts to a series of trade-offs.

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.