James Merriman on Perkins Hearing

“As I sat through the hearing waiting to testify, I found myself in an odd position. I’ve always been a firm believer in oversight, regulation, transparency, and accountability for charter schools. As a charter school authorizer for seven years, I built a regulatory regimen that has been praised nationwide.

“So why couldn’t I muster any enthusiasm for this hearing on charter oversight? Probably because it was the legislative equivalent of a game of three-card monte.

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