Parents Often Draft Better Plans Than Bureaucrats is a nice post by John Thompson over at This Week In Education. Here’s how it begins:
The Washington Post’s Emma Brown, in “D.C. Parents Develop Alternatives to Chancellor’s School-Closure Plan,” writes that Kaya Henderson challenged parents to produce more than “heartfelt pleas” as an alternative to her plan to close 20 schools. Sure enough, parents pulled together concrete alternatives. The parents’ plans include anti-truancy programs, early-childhood education, after-school tutoring and crime prevention.