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Chris Braunlich is a former member of the Fairfax County School Board, and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy. The views expressed here are his own and do not necessary reflect the opinions of the Institute or its Board of Directors. He may be reached at c.Braunlich@att.net.

Written by Mr. Christian N. Braunlich

June 2010

Three Steps Towards Effective Teaching
Three Steps Towards Effective Teaching — By Chris Braunlich  From President Obama to the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute, consensus is growing about the importance of quality teaching to student achievement.  Students with strong teachers will eventually excel, while those with weak teachers will find it difficult to recover.  The challenge, of course, is to identify, train and retain effective teachers.  Here's how Virginia is doing ...  (6/1/2010)  Read It Here!

March 2010

Can Race Be Removed From the Charter School Debate?
Can Race Be Removed From the Charter School Debate? — By Chris Braunlich The nation's first black president, first black governor and leading civil rights advocate all support quality charter schools. But Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus came out against them. Here's why ... Read It Here!

February 2010

Where the School Boards Association is Right.
Where the School Boards Association is Right. — By Chris Braunlich Charter school advocates are often critical of the resistance local School Boards offer these independent public schools designed to serve often under-educated student populations in systems trying to educate a broad range of children. But here's one instance where they're right -- and where both sides of the charter debate should unite. (1/29/2010) Read It Here!
 

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