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Title The charter school experiment : expectations, evidence, and implications / edited by Christopher A. Lubienski, Peter C. Weitzel

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  LB2806.36 .C5164 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Curriculum Library  LB2806.36 .C5164 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  LB2806.36 .C5164 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  LB2806.36 .C52 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The charter school idea / Jeffrey R. Henig -- Two decades of charter schools : shifting expectations, partners, and policies / Christopher A. Lubienski and Peter C. Weitzel -- Grading charter schools : access, innovation, and competition / Peter C. Weitzel and Christopher A. Lubienski -- Charter schools challenging traditional notions of segregation / David R. Garcia -- Charter school legislation and the potential to influence student body diversity / Suzanne E. Eckes -- Performance of charter schools and implications for policy makers / Gary Miron -- The competitive effects of charter schools on public school districts / Yongmei Ni and David Arsen -- Charter school finance : seeking institutional legitimacy in a marketplace of resources / Luis A. Huerta and Chad d'Entremont -- Uncommon players, common goals : partnerships in charter schools / Priscilla Wohlstetter and Joanna Smith -- Hybridized, franchised, duplicated, and replicated : charter schools and management organizations / Janelle T. Scott and Catherine C. DiMartino -- Information use and epidemics in charter school policy / Christopher A. Lubienski and Peter C. Weitzel -- Assessing the charter school experiment / Peter C. Weitzel and Christopher A. Lubienski
Note When charter schools first arrived on the American educational scene, few observers suspected that within two decades thousands of these schools would be established, serving almost a million and a half children across forty states. The widespread popularity of these schools, and of the charter movement itself, speaks to the unique and chronic desire for substantive change in American education. As an innovation in governance, the ultimate goal of the charter movement is to improve learning opportunities for all students, not only those who attend charter schools but also students in public schools that are affected by competition from charters. In this book, a select group of leading scholars traces the development of one of the most dynamic and powerful areas of education reform. Contributors with varying perspectives on the charter movement evaluate how well charter schools are fulfilling the goals originally set out for them: introducing competition to the school sector, promoting more equitable access to quality schools, and encouraging innovation to improve educational outcomes. They explore the unintended effects of the charter school experiment over the past two decades, and conclude that charter schools are entering a new phase of their development, beginning to serve purposes significantly different from those originally set out for them
LC subject Charter schools -- United States
Add Author Lubienski, Christopher
Weitzel, Peter C
ISBN 9781934742662 (pbk.)
193474266X (pbk.)
9781934742679 (library)
1934742678 (library)