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Why President Obama Should Speak to the States

The country has the governmental relationships upside down, with the states setting the targets for results and Washington leaning on the states, districts and schools to make it happen. President Obama should put the roles right, so that the national government is "pushing buttons that are connected to live wires".

Essentials of the Charter School Strategy

A quick summary of the essentials of the charter idea, written in 1994, is still basically applicable today.

Origins of the Charter Idea

A quick summary of the major mileposts in the evolution of the chartering laws. 2002.