A History Lesson for Randi on Black Education in America

America’s system of education was built for racial dominance.  Anyone who actually studies history knows that.  So it was curious to read  the Times article “Teachers Union Chief; School Choice Rooted in Segregation” this week, where AFT president Randi Weingarten singled out “school choice” for its purported racist roots, when a more accurate title really … Continue reading A History Lesson for Randi on Black Education in America


Judging Charters and Unions on Results

I am officially agnostic, on charter schools and unions.  Not the combination of the two but each individually.  We need to judge charters by their results on both quality and equity and we need to do the same for unions.  That was the gist of my relatively recent comments in NOLA at the Education Research … Continue reading Judging Charters and Unions on Results


Unions and Charters, Can We Get Along?

As a charter school board chair it was a jarring call.  “The teachers are unionizing, they have the votes” the school leader’s voice rattled on the other end.  This call would start a long journey, that would change some of my thinking on unionized charters, and I hope eventually change the minds of the union … Continue reading Unions and Charters, Can We Get Along?