How Unionized Charters Can Be a Good Thing for Schools and the Union

More charter schools are unionizing.  I predicted this a while back in New Orleans, but we are seeing it in Oakland too.   A recent article in Oakland magazine highlighted a number of East Bay charters where teachers are organizing.  And while there are some sweaty palms and gnashing of teeth, this may not be a … Continue reading How Unionized Charters Can Be a Good Thing for Schools and the Union


The Charter School Transparency We Need in CA

Sunshine is a great disinfectant.  Peering behind the curtain of public institutions allows us to oversee them and hold them accountable.  That’s why I along with many others, were surprised to see Governor Brown veto AB 709, a bill to increase charter transparency.  After some research, though, I understand this veto, and I also see … Continue reading The Charter School Transparency We Need in CA