We had a great day at the California Charter Schools Association annual conference. Brian Carpenter was busy as well with several sessions. The three of us jumped out for lunch and had a great conversation about the next generation of charter school governance. Brian is one of the great authors and explainers of the charter school movement, and TCA is an example of the kind of good governance that Brian preaches.
Our sessions on Life Cycle Leadership, Strategic Compensation, and Asperger's Syndrome were well received. Participants were especially impressed with the role teachers played in developing the compensation model we use at TCA.
Tomorrow, we tackle the dreaded Triangle of Tension. How can charter schools balance facility costs, teacher salaries, and low class sizes? That's the topic for tomorrow.