In Newark, N.J., two different charter schools are competing for students and resources, prompting many to question how we should shape the charter school landscape.
NEWARK, N.J. - When the Newark Charter School Fund was announced in April 2008, it certainly created a splash. True, Newark schools had been getting increased attention with the election of its young, Ivy-educated mayor, Cory Booker. Several Newark schools had been commended on their own merits.
But the creation of the fund placed Newark squarely on [...]
Before I came to Columbia J-School and to News21, I worked in public relations for international corporate and political clients. So I was interested to see how some schools in the charter school movement use corporate and political image management strategies to sell, promote, and protect their brands in the new public education [...]