Charter Schools. Creating Hope and Opportunity for American Education

  • ID: 2217799
  • Book
  • Region: United States
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"[One of] the best books on schools and schooling to cross our editors′ desks this year."

––The American School Board Journal, August 1997

Award–winning former public school educator Joe Nathan draws from nationwide surveys, research, and visits to dozens of charter schools to address key questions about charter schools. Who starts these schools? What kinds of students attAnd? Are charter schools using ideas and techniques from which other schools can learn? Are these schools actually helping students? Are charter schools making an impact on the larger educational system?
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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.
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