Tag Archives: “No excuses”

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Taking charter school practices to the public schools

Some charter schools are enormously effective. Can specific practices from successful such charter schools be transplanted into regular public schools, bringing their success along with them? A real field experiment run by Roland Fryer suggests that enormous gains can be … Continue reading

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“No excuses?” Maybe

Roland Fryer’s “Creating No Excuses (Traditional) Public Schools” deserves attention. Fryer helped craft a “no excuses” reform in some of Houston’s worst schools, modeled after successful charter efforts elsewhere. First the good news. Fryer’s careful analysis of results from the … Continue reading

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