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Charter schools / by Haerens, Margaret.; Zott, Lynn M.(Lynn Marie),1969-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-230) and index.Are charter schools a good alternative to public schools? Charter schools are superior to public schools / Ben Adams -- Charter schools have had mixed results / Sarah Butrymowicz -- The success of charter schools is a myth / Diane Ravitch -- Charters will raise the quality of traditional public schools / Vicki E. Murray -- Charter schools draw money away from public schools / Trent Moore -- Charter schools are entitled to local educational funds / Gina Smith -- Are religious charter schools a viable choice? Religious charters are constitutional in most circumstances / Benjamin Siracusa Hillman -- Religious charters are unconstitutional / Susan Jacoby -- Religious charters can provide a secular education / Grace Rauh -- Religious charters do not serve the common good / Charles C. Haynes -- Failing Catholic schools should become charter schools / Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Michael Petrilli -- Catholic schools should be saved through vouchers and tax credits / Matthew Ladner -- Do online charter schools work? Online charter schools expand options and benefit students / Michael Van Beek -- Online charters may fail students and reduce public school funding / Weintana Abraha -- Online charters are innovative and effective / Katherine Mangu-Ward -- Online charters are expensive and problematic / Carol Pogash -- Online charters reduce taxpayer costs / Commonwealth Foundation -- Online charter schools undermine homeschooling efforts / David N. Bass -- How can charter schools be improved? Fewer and better charter schools should be opened / Thomas Toch -- More charters should be opened / Marcus A. Winters -- Charter schools are racially segregated / Noah Lederman -- The charges of racial segregation in charter schools are overstated / Gary Ritter, [et al.] -- The academic achievement of charter schools is more important than integration / RiShawn Biddle -- Market-driven competition enhances both public and charter schools / Frederick M. Hess.Presents a collection of essays examining charter schools, including their strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, and what can be done to improve them.
Subjects: Charter schools; Charter schools;
© c2012., Greenhaven Press,
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Charter schools : creating hope and opportunity for American education / by Nathan, Joe,1948-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-238) and index.Introduction : a new choice -- Introducing charter schools : A tour of charter schools ; The birth of a movement -- How charter schools are changing the system : Breaking the district monopoly ; A new role for unions -- Creating charter schools : Getting started ; Building support ; Staying in business -- Where to, what next : Key early lessons ; Charting the future.
Subjects: Charter schools;
© 1999., Jossey-Bass Publishers,
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The charter school experiment : expectations, evidence, and implications / by Lubienski, Christopher.; Weitzel, Peter C.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.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.
Subjects: Charter schools;
© c2010., Harvard Education Press,
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Charter schools and the corporate makeover of public education : what's at stake? / by Fabricant, Michael.; Fine, Michelle.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-141) and index.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 --4. Interlocking power and the deregulation of public education : The influence of wealth on public policy ; The state and philanthropy ; The charter campaign and political mobilization of the private sector: the case of New York State ; Charter schools and the maximization of economic gain: profiting from the privatization of public schools ; The slippery question of profit and the consolidation of power ; Partnership and profit in the game of educational privatization ; Claiming market share: strategic organizing of the charter campaign ; Collateral damage: the loss of accountability ; Reflections on politics, economics, and ideology -- 5. "Crisis": a moment for dispossession and profit : In a landscape of inequality: whose crisis is it anyway? ; After the floods: charter growth in New Orleans ; Building an education renaissance: Chicago and charter education ; Declaring "crisis": school closings and charter openings in New York City ; A geography and archeology of dispossession: tracking the policies and their impact ; Making a science of dispossession: focus on testing, ignore dropout ; The dropout epidemic ; Conclusion -- 6. Reclaiming "public": deepening national commitments to public investment and public innovation : New Jersey: the budget crisis and public education ; The binary tradeoffs of charter policy ; Provocative images of public innovation ; Toward a new consensus: the increasing call for investment to spur innovation and foster effective schooling ; Reimagining and reinvesting in a public education ; Conclusion.
Subjects: Charter schools; Business and education; Education; Education;
© c2012., Teachers College Press,
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Race to the bottom : corporate school reform and the future of public education / by McGill, Michael V.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-171) and index.The state of education -- A brief history (1787-2000) -- Test wars and the empire strikes back (2001) -- The triumph of corporate reform (2001-2014) -- Grading corporate reform -- Charter schooling -- Faith in education -- Education for democracy -- The problem of teaching -- A learning community -- World-class learning -- Beyond corporate education -- Stop the madness."How did the country that invented the modern public school end up embracing policies that weaken it? What alternatives are there to current corporate reform policies? How can we give America's children an education that will truly prepare them and our nation for the challenges of tomorrow? In Race to the Bottom, McGill successfully traces the emergence of corporate reform and describes how its tenets run counter to what he believes are the key elements of a high-quality education. McGill draws from a wealth of experience as a school superintendent for over 40 years, including his tenure in Scarsdale during the 2001 district-wide boycott of New York State standardized tests. Showing how strong leaders working with teachers and the community have been able to strengthen schools, the author offers a model of school reform that will prepare students for a 21st century"-- Back cover.
Subjects: Educational change; Education; Public schools; Charter schools; Privatization in education; Business and education;
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Why America's public schools are the best place for kids : reality vs. negative perceptions / by Brown, Dave F.;
"Despite measured success of American public schools, the media, politicians, and big business attack public schools and their teachers with inaccuracies that threaten the equal opportunities provided by public education. Research indicates that No Child Left Behind, charter schools, and vouchers do not improve students learning or help educators teach better. The book provide reasons to support American public schools and educators"--Provided by publisher.Public schools: successful graduates -- Is the public school in your community a "good" school? -- How America's schools outshine other nations' schools -- The value of public school teachers -- Inaccuracies and absurdities delivered by the press, pundits, and politicians -- When government and big business get cozy: more lies and an expensive agenda -- Advantages of attending public schools -- Charter schools and vouchers: tax dollars down the drain -- No Child Left Behind: damaging public education -- Urban schools: more successful than we hear.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Public schools; Education; Academic achievement;
© c2012., Rowman & Littlefield Education,
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Public and Private Education in America. by Cobb, Casey D.; Glass, Gene V.;
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- How to Use This Book -- Introduction -- 1. Private vs. Public Schools -- Q1. Do students in private schools outperform students enrolled in public schools? -- Q2. Are political conservatives and corporations the biggest supporters of privatization of the American K-12 school system? -- Q3. Do private schools accept students with disabilities? -- Q4. Are public and private school teachers similar in their educational and socioeconomic backgrounds? -- 2. School Choice: Competition, Stratification, Homeschooling, and Vouchers -- Q5. Do market-based reforms such as school choice increase competition and improve school performance? -- Q6. Do school choice programs contribute to the resegregation of American schools? -- Q7. Does homeschooling lead to better outcomes for students than traditional public schools? -- Q8. Do school vouchers produce better student outcomes? -- Q9. Do education tax credits and education savings accounts divert money from public to private schools? -- 3. School Choice: Charter Schools -- Q10. Do charter schools have significant variations in structure, operations, and performance from school to school? -- Q11. Are charter schools actually public schools? -- Q12. Are charter schools more innovative than traditional public schools? -- Q13. Do charter schools perform better than traditional public schools? -- Q14. Are poorly performing charter schools closed down? -- Q15. Are most publicly funded charter schools operated by Education Management Organizations and Charter Management Organizations? -- 4. Standards, Accountability, and Assessment -- Q16. Have standards-based reforms worked to improve the academic performance of American schoolchildren? -- Q17. Are the Common Core State Standards a national initiative-and if so, do they amount to a national curriculum?.Q18. Has time that students spend preparing for and taking standardized tests increased dramatically in U.S. public schools? -- Q19. Has high-stakes testing improved schools? -- Q20. Is it difficult for public schools to fire bad teachers? -- Q21. Do assessment systems exist that can accurately capture the value-added impact of teachers on their students' test scores? -- Q22. Is the United States lagging behind other nations in K-12 education? -- Q23. How are the political interests that shape education policy organized? -- 5. Teaching and Learning -- Q24. Do later school start times make a difference in children's learning? -- Q25. Is bilingual education effective? -- Q26. Does homework increase student achievement? -- 6. School Environment -- Q27. Are students disciplined disproportionately by race and gender? -- Q28. Are small schools better than large schools in providing a quality education to students? -- Q29. Are American schools less safe now than in the past? -- Q30. Are public and private schools still racially and economically segregated? -- Q31. Do today's full-time virtual schools offer a high-quality education for students? -- Q32. Do students learn more in smaller classes? -- Index -- About the Authors.This work is part of a series that uses evidence-based documentation to examine the veracity of claims and beliefs about high-profile issues in American culture and politics. Each book in the Contemporary Debates series is intended to puncture rather than perpetuate myths that diminish our understanding of important policies and positions; to provide needed context for misleading statements and claims; and to confirm the factual accuracy of other assertions.This particular volume examines beliefs, claims, and myths about public and private K–12 education in the United States. Issues covered include categories of public and private schools and variations in academic performance and socioeconomic status therein; controversies surrounding school choice, including school vouchers and charter schools; accountability and assessment of private and public schools; debates about school environment, safety, and curricula; and teacher and administrator quality. All of these issues are examined in individualized entries, with objective responses grounded in up-to-date evidence. -- provided by publisher.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Public schools-United States.; Private schools-United States.;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=6698547 -- Available  online. Click here to access.;
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School reform / by Merino, Noël,editor.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.This collection of articles pro and con on school reform debates the policies that should guide reform; how students, teachers, and schools should be evaluated; the role of school choice in reform; and whether curriculum content should be reformed.
Subjects: Educational change; Education; Educational tests and measurements; Educational evaluation;
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High School Alternative Programs / by Berlatsky, Noah,book editor.;
"Opposing Viewpoints: High School Alternative Programs: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects: Alternative education.; High schools; Education, Secondary;
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School funding / by Zott, Lynn M.(Lynn Marie),1969-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-202) and index.A collection of essays discussing school funding, highlighting the allocation of funds and the efficacy of initiatives.
Subjects: School budgets; Education; Education;
© c2012., Greenhaven Press,
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