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The wise wonks’ hierarchy of charter school quality

Over the past three weeks, Fordham’s Flypaper blog hosted the charter school wonk-a-thon, an exercise in punditry and policy analysis that exceeded all expectations. (Congrats to our winning wonk, Joe Siedlecki of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.) Let me ambitiously attempt to synthesize the major arguments into a unified theory: the Wise Wonks’ Hierarchy of Charter School Quality.
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#OntheRocketship: Expanding the high-quality #charterschools  movement

Join the Fordham Institute for a conversation with Whitmire and a panel of experts about his book, the Rocketship network, and the future of charter schooling. 

Book signing following the event:

On the Rocketship:
How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope
By Richard Whitmire
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Between a rock and a hard place by Chester Finn

Call me a wimp, caught between two powerful women whom I like and respect, but honestly, they’re both right, albeit in different ways.

#CommonCore   #CCSS   #k12education  
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Ladies and gentlemen, the voters have spoken and the wisest wonk in the land is…

Joe Siedlecki of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Read his winning post in the Charter school policy wonk-a-thon
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Charter school wonk-a-thon: Who was the wisest. VOTE today
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Lacking Leaders: The Challenges of Principal Recruitment, Selection, and Placement
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We're hiring interns for the fall in research and communications/development. Apply online! 
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How the U.S. Stacks Up: FIFA versus PISA

What do the education-policy world and the sports world have in common? For one, Americans are rabidly passionate about both. What’s more, both really love rankings. And you think we’re bad at soccer? We’re even worse in education.

http://edexcellence.net/articles/how-the-us-stacks-up-fifa-versus-pisa
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Democracy, community, and #schoolchoice  by Kathleen Porter-Magee
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New deal for teachers; new will by managers by +Michael Petrilli  in +The New York Times' Room for Debate 
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On the Rocketship: Expanding the high-quality charter school movement

REGISTER to attend this June 26 event, featuring Scott Pearson, Preston Smith, Richard Whitmire, Shantelle Wright, and Bruno Manno.
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