It is a compelling story.
We have heard it before: the charters have many fewer students who are ELL, have disabilities, etc. He has numbers and detailed policy requests to back them up. It is time to face the fact that reform is about escaping problems, not educating children. His conclusions get to the heart of the matter. It is about who we are and what really needs to change. See his letter in this post from Diane Ravitch’s blog.