The National Charter Schools Conference was in Minneapolis, Minnesota last week to celebrate the 20th anniversary of chartered schools! Over 4,000 people from all over the country came to the Minneapolis Convention Center. Learn more about this pioneering story in my newly released book, Zero Chance of Passage, The Pioneering Charter School Story. Or listen to this interview aired on At Issue with Tom Hauser!
My thanks to Lori Sturdevant of the Star Tribune for a fun conversation Wednesday at the National Charter Schools Conference! Read her Sunday column in the Star Tribune here. So many conference attendees were surprised by the original story–it really breaks down the myths around charter schools. Frankly, I was even surprised by what we found when we interviewed fifteen of the pioneers last year when I wrote my book.