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The Resource Charter schools in action : renewing public education, Chester E. Finn, Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek

Charter schools in action : renewing public education, Chester E. Finn, Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek

Label
Charter schools in action : renewing public education
Title
Charter schools in action
Title remainder
renewing public education
Statement of responsibility
Chester E. Finn, Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek
Title variation
Renewing public education
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Can charter schools save public education? This radical question has unleashed a flood of opinions from Americans struggling with the contentious challenges of education reform. There has plenty of heat over can charter schools and their implications, but, until now, not much light. This important new book supplies plenty of illumination
  • Charter schools -- independently operated public schools of choice -- have existed in the United States only since 1992, yet there are already over 1,500 of them. How are they doing? Here prominent education analysts Chester Finn, Bruno Manno, and Gregg Vanourek offer the richest data available on the successes and failures of this exciting but controversial approach to education reform. After studying one hundred school, interviewing hundreds of participants pants, surveying thousands more, and analyzing the most current data, they have compiled today's most authoritative, comprehensive explanation and appraisal of the charter phenomenon. Fact-filled, clear-eyed and hard-hitting, this is the book for anyone concerned about public education and interested in the role of charter schools in its renewal
  • Can charter schools boost student achievement, drive educational innovation, and develop a new model of accountability for public schools? Where cid the idea of charter schools come from? hat would the future hold if this phenomenon spreads?These are some of the questions that this book answers. It addresses pupil performance, enrollment patterns, school start-up problems charges of inequity and smoldering political battles. It features close-up looks at five real -- and very different -- charter schools and two school districts that have been deeplyaffected by the charter nov including their setbacks and triumphs. After outlining a new model of education accountability and describing how charter schools often lead to community renewal, the authors take the reader on an imaginary tour of a charter-based school system
  • Charter schools are the most vibrant force in education today. This book suggests that their legacy will consist not only of helping millions of families obtain a better education for their children but also in renewing American public education itself
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2806.36
LC item number
.F527 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Charter schools in action : renewing public education, Chester E. Finn, Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the schoolhouse door : changing systems
  • Beyond the schoolhouse door : building communities
  • The great issues
  • Will Charter schools save public education?
  • What's a "Charter School"?
  • Field trips
  • Where did they come from?
  • How are they working?
  • Trials by fire
  • The acountability puzzle
  • The case against charter schools : a ten-count indictment
  • Political battlegrounds
Control code
41380600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691004808
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99032344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Charter schools in action : renewing public education, Chester E. Finn, Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Beyond the schoolhouse door : changing systems
  • Beyond the schoolhouse door : building communities
  • The great issues
  • Will Charter schools save public education?
  • What's a "Charter School"?
  • Field trips
  • Where did they come from?
  • How are they working?
  • Trials by fire
  • The acountability puzzle
  • The case against charter schools : a ten-count indictment
  • Political battlegrounds
Control code
41380600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780691004808
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99032344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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