On June 29, 2016, the Institute hosted a group of thought leaders and doers for an insightful conversation with Ted Kolderie, Co-Founder of Education Evolving and an inaugural member of the Charter Schools Hall of Fame. One of the originators of the charter schools idea, Ted is known to “challenge the givens.” He is a leader in the transformation of public education into a self-improving system that goes beyond commonly accepted notions.
Ted has been thinking about where chartering stands and where it’s headed. Some of his latest thinking in his 2015 book The Split Screen Strategy: How to Turn Education into a Self-Improving System. It will also appear in Education Week’s review of 25 years of chartering. In this interview, Ted explains the developments he sees on the horizon and what he believes the policy discussion today is missing and needs to consider.