IN AN IDEAL WORLD, the energy would be completely organic.
We would love to see a group of parents or a specific community coming together and saying, ‘We really want a Montessori school, or a STEM-focused school, in this neighborhood. We are going to figure out which charter school is doing the best, and go to that school leader.’
It would be an organic kind of partnership between the community and the high-performing school.
Then the school would come to us and ask to replicate, and that school would have a track record of success, and it would be a perfect situation.
Of course, that is not how it always happens.