Finding Common Ground in the Commonwealth's Charter Debate: Sharing Best Practices

So far, the primary point of contention in the Massachusetts debate about lifting the charter cap is about money: how public charter schools are funded, and whether or not they hurt traditional public schools. Eclipsed in all the back-and-forth over the funding formula, however, is almost any conversation about one of the charter movement’s primary objectives: to demonstrate new, effective ways of educating students and operating schools.

Click here to read Claire Kaplan's oped about the need to invest more in sharing best practices and educational resources across the charter-district divide.