Policy Implications: At this point in the interview, Speaker Brubaker commends the Charter School Founder’s Library for clearly documenting what has worked and has not worked in the charter school landscape so that policy makers can leverage what is working and avoid what is not. But extension, his comments underscore what didn’t work as a […]
Interview of Howard Brubaker (Excerpt) putting back pressure on political opposition
Policy Implications: A common misperception that policy makers assume in the current environment is that many of today’s charter school opponents never understood or accepted that charter school were going to be public schools. At this important moment in the interview, Speaker Brubaker explains how all parties understood and accepted that the new schools that were to be made […]
Interview of Howard Brubaker (Excerpt) vouchers bill used to push legislation for charters in North Carolina
Policy Implications: Often policy makers fail to recognize that the original intent of charter school legislation was clearly to make a system of school choice within the public school system. In this critical passage with Speaker Brubaker, we hear how a voucher proposal, which was clearly seen to attempting to offer a private school choice program for […]
Interview of Harold J. Brubaker
2021 marks 25 years of Chartering for North Carolina. To commemorate this milestone the Charter Founders Library invited Harold J. Brubaker, former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1977-2012) and now Principal, Brubaker & Associates to share his oral history. Interviewed by, former Minnesota Senator, Ember Reichgott Junge.