Chartering is Succeeding, Even as Some Chartered Schools Fail

Ted Kolderie, Education Evolving
January 2005

Ted Kolderie, one of the foremost architects and sages of the charter-school concept, now affiliated with a stimulating Minnesota-based outfit named Education Evolving, has written another in his series of thoughtful status reports on education's "open sector." It recaps in lucid terms his important distinction between "chartering" as an idea and process that isn't sufficiently attended to, and the "charter schools" that result from it and that we tend to obsess about, and explains how the former can be doing very well even as the latter struggle. Just five pages long, it's well worth your time, and can be located here.

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