Few areas of education policy generated as much clamor in 2012 as the world of charters, vouchers, and school choice. It was a crowded and often confusing landscape, one that gave rise to big-time changes in state policy, legal and ballot battles, surges in school growth and dramatic collapses, and debates about how much or how little oversight policymakers should impose on existing, as well as fast-emerging, public and private sector models.
Here's my list of the top 10 most important stories in Choiceland from the past year. I'll leave it to readers to rank them individually. You've probably got an actual or imagined list of your own, so let me know where I'm right or wrong, if you're so inspired.