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The charter school landscape

Author: Sandra Vergari
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002.
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The first charter school opened in Minnesota in 1992. Within nine years, there were more than 2,000 charter schools operating in thirty-four states, Washington, D.C., and Alberta, Canada. Public discourse on the charter school reform is often passionate and politically motivated. The editor has assembled a group of experts to present a more reflective and scholarly discussion of the reform, its performance to date,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vergari, Sandra.
Charter school landscape.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)622087248
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Vergari
ISBN: 0822941805 9780822941804
OCLC Number: 50024363
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Minnesota and the charter public school idea / Joe Nathan --
Charter schools in California : a bruising campaign for public school choice / Priscilla Wohlstetter, Noelle C. Griffin, and Derrick Chau --
Letting a thousand flowers (and weeds) bloom : the charter story in Arizona / Frederick M. Hess and Robert Maranto --
Michigan's charter school movement : the politics of policy design / Michael Mintrom --
Colorado charter schools : becoming an enduring feature of the reform landscape / Eric Hirsch --
Massachusetts charter school initiative : a model for public school accountability? / Paul Herdman --
Wisconsin : chartering authority as educational reform / Julie F. Mead --
Parameters for choice : charter schools in Alberta / Lynn Bosetti and Robert O'Reilly --
Texas : charter schools and the struggle for equity / Lance D. Fusarelli --
Charter schools in Florida : a work in progress / Tracey Bailey, Carolyn Lavely, and Cathy Wooley-Brown --
Charter schools in North Carolina : confronting the challenges of rapid growth / Michelle Godard McNiff and Bryan C. Hassel --
New York : over 100 charter applications in year one / Sandra Vergari.
Responsibility: Sandra Vergari.

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Charter schools are publicly funded entities that enjoy freedom from many of the regulations under which traditional public schools operate. This text offers a discussion and comparison of charter  Read more...

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