AISR's director of Community Organizing & Engagement Richard Gray participated in a panel discussion on charter school accountability at a recent conference hosted by the Education Writers Association.

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How Should Charter Schools Be Held Accountable?
By Mikhail Zinshteyn
Education Writers Association 2/21/17

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Families served by charter schools may not feel loyalty to the sector, said Richard Gray, an education expert at Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform, because they care more about a single school’s fit for their kids than politically charged education policy.

“Parents will have kids in charter schools and they’ll also be fighting against charter schools coming to their communities,” said Gray. “Because it isn’t about ‘Is it a charter school,’ it’s about, ’How is it a charter school?’ . . . It’s the values attached to that charter school.” 

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