What We’re Watching: A School Founder’s History
The 74 is creating an oral history of America’s top charter schools. They’ve posted a series of video interviews with educators, school leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. This video features JoAnn Gama of IDEA Public Schools.
Along with the oral history, The 74 has published a book, The Founders, by Richard Whitmire, which tells the history of high-performing public charter schools in the U.S.
Education Next has published an excerpt from that book that investigates “What’s Holding Back the Growth of America’s Top Charter Schools?”