If you would like to watch the video of Macke Raymond’s speech at the Cleveland Club, you can find it here. She names some states as having very strong authorizing procedures for charters: New York, Tennessee, D.C. and Massachusetts. She stresses the independence of boards. In Florida, some boards, particularly those that contract with for-profit management companies, are not independent. The specific reference to market driven reform is mid way through the Q & A part of her presentation. I have started looking at the strong authorization processes that these states use. Do any of our blog readers from these states have information to share?