Who holds the charter-school boards accountable?
By Amelia Pak-Harvey
Lowell Sun (6/1/16)
...Boards can vote to add new members, which need approval -- once again -- from the state.
"I don't think there are always huge differences between a private board of trustees and a local school committee," said Leigh Dingerson, lead author of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's "Whose Schools?" report that examined Massachusetts charter-school governance. "I think they often share pretty similar challenges and frustrations."
The key difference, she noted, is that charter-school boards operate as boards of a private non-profit corporation.