Lisa Graham Keegan is a former Arizona superintendant of public instruction; she is also probably the most prominent advocate of charter schools in the state.
Julie Erfle is a blogger and journalist who has written a scathing critique of how the performance of charter schools is often judged.
In a nutshell, Erfle argues, if you hand-select the best students, they do exceptionally well. You might well want to send your kids to such a school (as she does), but this would not mean the school is actually doing a better job than one filled with kids with lower scores that are making solid improvements.)
Not surprisingly, Graham Keegan has a different take.
This week’s Think Tank lets these highly thoughtful and committed community activists have at one another.
Civil? Always. Highly informed. Thoughtful. Tune in; you might learn something.