Charter Schools with David Osborne

In this episode, David Osborne, former Senior Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, reflects on his career working in public policy and why he's a champion for the Charter Schools movement in his role as the Director of the Progressive Policy Institute's Project on Reinventing America’s Schools. He also shares insight from his book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System, and cites examples of measured success from charter school models in New Orleans, Denver and Washington, D.C. and highlights Chicago and Indianapolis as cities that have used innovative new models to resurrect failing schools. Osborne also shares his thoughts on what role the federal government should play in public education and why state legislatures are the greatest barrier to school innovation. Finally, Osborne shares five key ingredients to Charter School success and answers criticism and backlash from those that are vehemently opposed to non-traditional schools. Twitter: @OsborneDavid. Website:, About Dr. Greg Goins  As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to  Twitter: @DrGregGoins. Website:      Become A Supporter: You can now help keep the conversation going by supporting the Reimagine Schools Podcast with a small monthly donation to help sustain future episodes. Thanks for your support!   --- Support this podcast:

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