Today Education Week posted the final part in a series of posts by Neerav Kingsland, chief strategy officer for New Schools for New Orleans. Kingsland’s writing, in the form of an open letter to urban superintendents, is meant to persuade district leaders that:
the single most important reform strategy you can undertake is to increase charter school quality and market share in your city–with the ultimate aim of turning your district into a charter school district. In other words: rid yourself of the notion that your current opinions on curriculum, teacher evaluation, technology, or anything else will be the foundation for dramatic gains in student achievement.
Kingsland’s posts are must-read material (regardless of your opinion of his approach), and the links to each of the four posts are below.