1.     Good Cop. Following the lead of the CA Charter School Association , it’s a good sign that AZ charters are self policing .  Should see more of this from TX Charter Schools now that David Dunn is there.

2.     Bad Cop.  The AFT is attacking OK charters as unconstitutional.  

3.     Feet to the Fire. At Philanthropy Roundtable this week, there was a lot of talk about holding local and state officials accountable.   Here’s a good example, Jamie Gass calls Gov Patrick on the carpet for claiming to have a ‘bold vision’ for education  while leaving in place caps and a ridiculous funding scheme in place for charter schools.  

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Tom Vander Ark is author of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, The Power of Place, Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.


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