“Recaptured & Redirected”: A Panel Discussion on Public School Finance

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State and local governments collect taxes and allocate money for public education—but is enough money being spent on public schools, and what is the impact of public charter schools? A panel of experts discussed these issues on Monday, August 6,… Continue Reading

SAISD’s Big Picture: Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the System of Great Schools Model

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In 2011, my family moved out of San Antonio ISD in search of the right schools for our children; this 2012 post at the Rivard Report captured our situation at the time. In 2018, the landscape is different. Families now… Continue Reading

Praise for New York’s Success Academies in Wall Street Journal

An opinion piece by Joel Klein praises the recent test results from Success Academies in New York City. Joel Klein, “New York’s Charter Schools Get an A+”, Joel Klein, Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2012. Klein argues that it’s time to… Continue Reading

Link: Charter and district schools ranked in “Children at Risk” report

San Antonio school rankings for 2012 were released last week by Children at Risk, a nonprofit in Houston. The report covered both charter and district schools. “Charter schools bookend Children at Risk’s ratings, high and low,” says “Low marks for SA… Continue Reading