Touts Lake: Districts v. Charters Is the Wrong Battle to Pick; Political Leaders Must Focus on the Right One High school students during a welcome assembly on the first day of school at New West Charter School in West Los Angeles in 2014. (Jeff Gritchen/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images) By Robin Lake June 16, 2019 Untangle Your Mind! Sign up for our free newsletter and start your day with clear-headed reporting on the latest topics in education. Sign Up Most Popular school choice North Carolina to Launch Education Savings Accounts, With Up to $7,500 Per Child School (In)Security ChatGPT Is Landing Kids in the Principal’s Office, Survey Finds Science of math As Test Scores Crater, Debate Over Whether There’s a ‘Science’ To Math Recovery Union Report FBI and IRS Raid Local Teachers Union Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida Innovative High Schools Reinventing High School: 8 Common Trends at America’s Most Innovative Campuses Get stories like these delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for The 74 Newsletter Republish This Article Learn More Robin Lake is executive director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, part of Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.