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The Resource Charter schools : hope or hype?, Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider, (electronic resource)

Charter schools : hope or hype?, Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider, (electronic resource)

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Charter schools : hope or hype?
Title
Charter schools
Title remainder
hope or hype?
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Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1972-
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Buckley, Jack
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.B83 2007eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
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  • Schneider, Mark
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Charter schools
  • Privatization in education
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Over the past several years, privately run, publicly funded charter schools have been sold to the American public as an education alternative promising better student achievement, greater parent satisfaction, and more vibrant school communities. But are charter schools delivering on their promise? Or are they just hype as critics contend, a costly experiment that is bleeding tax dollars from public schools? In this book, Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider tackle these questions about one of the thorniest policy reforms in the nation today. Using an exceptionally rigorous research approach, the authors investigate charter schools in Washington, D.C., carefully examining school data going back more than a decade, interpreting scores of interviews with parents, students, and teachers, and meticulously measuring how charter schools perform compared to traditional public schools. Their conclusions are sobering. Buckley and Schneider show that charter-school students are not outperforming students in traditional public schools, that the quality of charter-school education varies widely from school to school, and that parent enthusiasm for charter schools starts out strong but fades over time. And they argue that while charter schools may meet the most basic test of sound public policy--they do no harm--the evidence suggests they all too often fall short of advocates' claims. With the future of charter schools--and perhaps public education as a whole--hanging in the balance, this book supports the case for holding charter schools more accountable and brings us considerably nearer to resolving this contentious debate
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Charter schools : hope or hype?, Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
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OCM1bookssj0000335691
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unknown
Isbn
9780691129853
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(hbk.)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000335691
Label
Charter schools : hope or hype?, Jack Buckley and Mark Schneider, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000335691
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780691129853
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000335691

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