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Cutter, Milo

A Minnesota teacher, Cutter helped launch the nation’s first charter school, the City Academy in St. Paul, in 1992. Today, more than 1,600 charter public schools are operating nationwide. In 1999, Cutter was named by Teacher Magazine as one of the ten people who shaped education in the 1990s. Teacher Magazine credited Cutter’s work with City Academy with helping launch the charter school movement nationwide. Due to City Academy’s success, it has been said that City Academy “…Serves as a talisman for the entire charter school movement”.