Commentary by Education Week reporter on CSDC Board Vice-Chair Ember Reichgott Junge’s New Book Chronicling the legislative history of Charter Schools
(Hanover, MD, April 25, 2012) Veteran Education Week reporter Sean Cavanagh discusses CSDC Board Vice-Chair Ember Reichgott Junge’s new book, “Zero Chance of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story,” in his April 19th blog post. The book, co-published by the Charter Schools Development Corporation (CSDC) and Beaver’s Pond Press, is scheduled to be released next month during National Charter Schools Week taking place May 6-12. Copies of the book will also be available during the National Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis, MN on June 19-22 at CSDC’s booth in the exhibitor showcase.
An Insider’s Look at the Origins of Charter Schools
It’s been two decades since the first charter schools took hold within the American education system. Ember Reichgott Junge was there at the day of creation.
Reichgott Junge, as a Minnesota state senator in the early 1990s, was one of the chief sponsors of the nation’s first charter school law, a legislative victory that presaged the expansion of charters across the country.