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Author Henig, Jeffrey R., 1951-

Title Spin cycle : how research is used in policy debates : the case of charter schools / Jeffrey R. Henig.

Imprint New York : Russell Sage Foundation : Century Foundation, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.01 H388s 2008    ---  Available
Description ix, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-285) and index.
Note "In the case of charter schools, Henig shows that despite the political posturing in public forums, many researchers have since revised their stances according to accumulating new evidence and have begun to find common ground. Over time, those who favored charter schools were willing to admit that in many instances charter schools are no better than traditional schools. And many who were initially alarmed by the potentially destructive consequences of school choice admitted that their fears were overblown. The core problem, Henig concludes, has less to do with research itself than with the way it is often sensationalized or misrepresented in public discourse."
Contents The New York Times/AFT charter school controversy -- Informed democracy : an ideal and its skeptics -- How cool research gets in hot waters : privatization, school choice, and charter schools -- Research in the public eye : personalization, polarization, and politicization -- Research outside the spotlight : accumulation, convergence, contingency -- Follow the money : the role of funding in the politicization of education research -- How research reaches the public ear : old media and new -- Can the ideal of informed democracy be revived?
Subject Charter schools -- Political aspects -- United States.
Charter schools -- Government policy -- United States.
Education -- Research -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780871543394 (alk. paper)
0871543397 (alk. paper)
Standard No. NZ1 11646786
HEBIS 218051425

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