What some of the readers are saying:
Effective boards are essential to successful charter schools. Brian Carpenter knows good governance, and conveys important lessons in an emerging, accessible style.
-NELSON SMITH, PRESIDENT
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
Charter Schools Board University is a fast-paced, no-nonsense leadership handbook that is a must-read for all charter school board members. It will give you insight to successfully live, learn, and lead in our complex world of school governance. Three cheers for Brian’s ability to concisely capture what charter schools board members need to know and do!
-DR. ELLIE PERRY, FOUNDER
LEADERSHIP FOR EDUCATIONAL ENTREPRENEURS, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
The National Charter Schools Institute’s CEO, Brian Carpenter, has a message for boards which he has been continuously sharing across the country and in his publications: “Parental choice will mean nothing to our kids unless the choice is high quality. At the end of the day, the board determines that quality.” Serious charter school boards will heed his message.
-HOWARD FULLER, FOUNDER AND CHAIR
BLACK ALLIANCE FOR EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS
If Charter School Board University follows Brian’s characteristic, to-the-point writing style, it will be fun, easy reading. But don’t mistake his humor as superficiality. When it comes to charter school board development, he’s one of the movement’s best.
-GREG RICHMOND, PRESIDENT
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZERS
The long term success of the charter schools movement hinges on effective board governance. In this training manual, Brian’s wit and wisdom bring the topic to life. If you serve on a charter school board, or work with one, this book is must read.
-JAMES N. GOENNER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE CENTER FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY