Commentary: In the Strategy for Public Education Chartering Can Drive Innovation

Article • September 2016 • By Ted Kolderie

Where exactly does chartering fit, in the strategy for public education?

All across America that question is rising, as in a number of big cities the charter sector gets larger and as the local districts are losing enrollment and find themselves, for a variety of reasons, in growing financial trouble.

In this Commentary, in the StarTribune September 10, Ted Kolderie looked at four of the answers to that question moving in the national discussion—and lays out a fifth that he argues makes the most practical sense.