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Charter schools and the corporate makeover of public education : what's at stake?

Fabricant, Michael. (Author). Fine, Michelle. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library LB 2806.36 .F33 2012 30775305464928 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807752852 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0807752851 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 151 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-141) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. An introduction to the landscape of charter reform : The rise of the charter school movement ; Charter schools, public education, and the front line of a contested political terrain ; Charters in the history of educational choice ; What is at stake? ; The structure of the book -- 2. The promise: the genesis of expectation and the challenge of charter reform : The luster and contribution of exemplar charter schools ; A history of charters in three movements ; The policy landscape: commitments and variation ; The charter landscape ; Policy dimensions: are charter schools public institutions? ; Charters, the marketplace, and a theory of change ; The appeal of charters to dominant economic interests: monetizing public education ; The question of money and corruption ; Scaling up reform through a network of charters: the tradeoffs of efficiency, and economic advantage ; Parents' search for alternatives to a system that has disinvested -- 3. The tension between promise and evidence : The promise-evidence gap ; Charters and the promise of equity ; Charter school dropouts, pushouts, and graduation rates: why do we know so little? ; The effect of charters on parent involvement ; The promise of charter innovation as a pathway to improving public education ; Teacher experience and stability as predicates for innovation ; Summary --
Subject: Charter schools United States
Business and education United States
Education Economic aspects United States
Education Aims and objectives United States
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