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Author Kahlenberg, Richard D.

Title A smarter charter : finding what works for charter schools and public education / Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter.

Publication Info. New York : Teachers College Press, [2014]


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Description x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The dramatic evolution of the charter school idea -- Reduced teacher voice -- Increased student segregation -- The disappointing results in many charter schools -- Charter schools that empower teachers -- Charter schools that integrate students -- Charter schools that combine teacher voice and student diversity -- Expanding the charter school models.
Summary Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, this book wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage. The authors begin by tracing the evolution of charter schools from teacher union leaders Albert Shanker's original vision of giving teachers room to innovate while educating a diverse population of students, to today's charter schools where the majority of teachers are not unionized and student segregation levels are even higher than in traditional public schools. Int he second half of the book, the authors examine two key reforms currently seen in a small but growing number of charter schools--teacher voice and socioeconomic integration--that have the potential to improve performance and reshape the stereotypical image of what it means to be a charter school.
Subject Charter schools -- United States.
School choice -- United States.
Public schools -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Charter schools. (OCoLC)fst00852525
Educational change. (OCoLC)fst00903371
Public schools. (OCoLC)fst01082942
School choice. (OCoLC)fst01107255
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Potter, Halley.
ISBN 9780807755808 (case)
080775580X (case)
9780807755792 (pbk.)
0807755796 (pbk.)
9780807773253 (ebook)

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