TC Weber, a local education activist, wrote up a great (opinionated) synopsis of what happened in the latest school board race, and how the no-charters beat the yes-charters:
The results are a clear reaffirmation of the issues public education advocates across the city have been working on for the last several years. What makes things even more special is that this wasn’t a victory by one small group of advocates in one district. No, this was a true grassroots collection of city-wide advocates focusing not just on their district races but on all races. Over the last several months, through social media, these separate individuals from different pockets of the city reached out to each other and banded together across the city for the cause of public education.
Head on over to his blog to read the full piece, which is well worth your time.