David Osborne

Guest Blogger

Director, Reinventing America’s Schools Project-Progressive Policy Institute

Boston, Massachusetts

David Osborne is the director of the Reinventing America’s Schools Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. As of September 2017 (the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first charter school), his new book on education reform has been released, “Reinventing’s America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System.” Osborne is the author or co-author of seven books, including, “The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis” (2004); “The Reinventor’s Fieldbook: Tools for Transforming Your Government” (2000), “Banishing Bureaucracy: The Five Strategies For Reinventing Government” (1997), “Reinventing Government” (1992) and “Laboratories of Democracy” (1988). He has also authored numerous articles for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Harpers, The New Republic, Governing, Education Week and other publications.

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Posted Oct. 11, 2019

Time for Democrats to Recognize the Progressive Roots of Charter Schools

Listening to the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates, one would think charter schools were a Republican initiative opposed by all…

By Emily Langhorne, David Osborne

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Posted Dec. 22, 2017

Got Questions About Education Reform? I’ve Heard Them All.

As I travel around the country on a 24-city book tour, giving talks and meeting with education reform leaders and…

By David Osborne

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 3, 2019

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of literacy…

By Jasmine Lane

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