The thing about school closures

On this week's podcast, special guest Scott Pearson, executive director of the DC Public Charter School Board, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss the pros, cons, and challenges of closing low-performing schools. During the Research Minute, David Griffith explores why unionized charter schools in California perform better.

Amber’s Research Minute

Jordan D. Matsudaira and Richard Patterson, “Teachers’ Unions and School Performance: Evidence from California Charter Schools,” Economics and Education Review (September 2017).