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Ten Years After Katrina: Lessons from Charleston, SC

Mention a coastal city notable for both its diverse cultural history and the twin scars of natural disasters as well as the human-made cancers of racism and generational poverty, and most people across the U.S. 1,136 more words


Public schools offer parents choices, but there are limits and waiting lists

In an effort to give parents greater choice in their child’s education, public school districts in Georgia have come up with a variety of options from magnets to charters to transfers. 754 more words


It's Moving Day

If you lived in a town like mine and had children, moving day for your family would be virtually inevitable. My town is quaint with a great community vibe and good governance. 920 more words


Fulton recognizes parent demand for choice and plans to offer more. Good idea?

Even bereft its ambitious superintendent, the Fulton County School System is still proceeding with an ambitious plan to offer a wider range of education options. 666 more words


Families Choose Between Schools, Not Talking Points

I was recently talking to Mike Goldstein about the NYT Success Academies piece.

One could read the article, which painted the schools as fairly oppressive, and struggle to understand why 22,000 families applied for 2,700 open slots. 463 more words

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Parental Choice, Magical Thinking, and the Paralysis of Indirect Solutions

Parental choice #1: Seeking a school for their white children so they will not have to attend classes with black or brown children.

Parental choice #2: Seeking a school where their wealthy children will not have to attend classes with poor children. 1,080 more words


School Choice: The Benefits of Competitive Schools

One of the greatest benefits that school choice gives to education is that it creates a field of competition and innovation that should, theoretically, raise the standard of education in every school, public, private, and charter. 525 more words