A Charter School “Moratorium” in Oakland Would Be Wrong, Illegal and Stupid

Rather than asking why so many families attend charters or even more pay for private school in Oakland, there is a misguided effort at a charter moratorium. This is not only illegal, it’s counterproductive—which makes it stupid. Case in point: Unnamed Charter School, a school soundly denied by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), was … Continue reading A Charter School “Moratorium” in Oakland Would Be Wrong, Illegal and Stupid


Lamenting School Choice Week and the Need for Braver Authorizers

It’s national school choice week next week, and as the resident charter killjoy, I am compelled to throw some cold water on the celebration.  School choice is not a panacea.  There is no real “market” in education (and if there were it would be scary) and there is nothing inherent in providing a hypothetical choice … Continue reading Lamenting School Choice Week and the Need for Braver Authorizers