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What's Happening to Charter Schools?
by Carol Kocivar | May 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Legislative debate about charter schools in California has sparked lots of emotion this year, with hundreds of advocates clogging the halls of the capitol to speak for and against new bills about charter schools. Here's what's at stake.

Ed100 Chapter of the Month #5: Places for Learning
by Jeff Camp | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Socrates, famously, taught on a rock. But most of the time, students learn in schools. What makes a school a place for learning? Why does zip code spell destiny? Should parents have a choice of schools? Ed100 Chapter 5 unpacks the role of place in education.

Are Charter Schools Good or Evil?
by Jeff Camp | August 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Are charter schools good or evil? It's a false choice, but the topic has become polarized. Here's what you need to know to have productive conversations about it.

Should All Charter Schools Provide a Free Meal to Needy Students?
by Carol Kocivar | February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Traditional public schools are required to provide free or reduced-price meals to students from low-income families. The vast majority of charter schools provide food, too, but they aren't required to do so. Should they be?

The Future of Charter Schools
by Jeff Camp | June 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charter schools in California now serve nearly one in ten students. Advocates for charter schools and teachers' unions are clashing over proposals that affect the future of charter schools. This post examines the legislation. It's a good example of how important policy is formed in this state.

Vouchers: The Right Choice?
by Jeff Camp | January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

California voters have twice rejected vouchers as a way to provide school choice. The Trump administration favors them. Here's what you need to know.

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