January 06, 2016 at 08:31PM
"Are We Heading Toward a Charter School "Bubble"?: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis" #readingToday

The fourth section explains what a "bubble" might look like in the charter school sector. Employing the policy bubble framework developed by Moshe Maor, we explain how the combination of multiple authorizers and EMOs might work together to create an abundance of poor performing schools in Black, urban communities. We also discuss the process by which such a bubble might actually burst in the process, creating disarray in these communities. The final section discusses the steps that federal and state governments should take to avoid the creation of policy bubbles in these vulnerable neighborhoods.

In this article, we explain how charter schools may be developing conditions that are reminiscent of the subprime mortgage crisis. We also explain the process i