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Charter Schools: A Reference Handbook

Danny Weil
Format
Book
Published
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2000.
Language
English
Series
Contemporary Education Issues
ISBN
1576072452
Contents
  • Emergence of Charter Schools 1
  • Who Selects Charter Schools? 3
  • Does Everyone Support Charter Schools? 4
  • Defining a Charter School 6
  • Differences between Charter Schools and Other Educational Reforms 7
  • Vouchers 7
  • Magnet Schools 8
  • Privatization of Schools 9
  • School On-Site Management 10
  • Debate over Educational Standards and Assessment 11
  • Why Charter Schools? 12
  • Educational Choice 13
  • Why Educational Stakeholders Choose Charter Schools 16
  • Parental Frustration 16
  • Teacher Frustration 21
  • Student Frustration 26
  • Chapter 3 Curriculum and Instructional Approaches 39
  • A General Look at What Some Charter Schools Are Doing 39
  • Preserving Native-American Heritage 39
  • Oakland Charter Academy 40
  • A Curriculum Designed by Children 41
  • Alianza Bilingual Immersion Model 42
  • A Back-to-Basics Charter School 44
  • A Specific Look at What Some Charter Schools Are Doing 44
  • Freire Charter School 44
  • Minnesota New Country School 49
  • O'Farrell Community School 52
  • Mater Center Charter School 56
  • Pimeria Alta School 58
  • Chapter 4 Charter Schools and the Law 63
  • State Laws That Affect Charter Schools 66
  • Funding and the Law 66
  • Charter School Costs 66
  • Charter School Funding 67
  • District Revenues and the Law 69
  • Teacher Issues and the Law 69
  • Admission Policies and the Law 70
  • Autonomy and the Law 70
  • Equity and the Law 70
  • Accountability and the Law 71
  • Legal Accountability of Charter Schools 72
  • Understanding Charter School Laws in One State: Michigan 72
  • Directions in the Law 75
  • Looking at Charter Laws State by State 76
  • Starting a Charter School 86
  • Doing a Situational Analysis 87
  • Assembling a Core Group of True Believers 87
  • Designing the Plan 88
  • Gaining Approval for the Charter 90
  • After Approval: Opening the School 90
  • Developing, Enabling, and Sustaining a Learning Community 91
  • Chapter 5 Politics and the Charter School Challenge 95
  • Historical Background 95
  • American Industrialism and the Factory School 96
  • Post-World War II Politics of Public Education 105
  • 1960s and the Politics of Education 108
  • Conservatism, the 1980s, and the Politics of Public Education 110
  • School Choice and the Politics of the Charter Movement in the 1990s 115
  • Politics of School Choice 116
  • Emergence of Public Choice 117
  • Competition and Public School Choice 119
  • Charter School Supporters 122
  • Opposition to Public Choice and the Charter School Movement 125
  • Controversy over For-Profit Management Firms 126
  • Controversy over the Segregation of Schools 128
  • Admission Practices and Discrimination 130
  • Undecided Educators and Unanswered Questions 131
  • Chapter 6 Teachers' Unions and Charter Schools 137
  • Where Unions and Anti-Union Charter Proponents Agree 141
  • Combating Privatization 144
  • Charter School Reliance on Private Resources 146
  • Privatization of School Management 147
  • Contracting Out for Specific Services 149
  • Union Positions on Charter School Legislation and Development 150
  • Standards and Accountability 150
  • Accessibility to Charter Schools 153
  • Teacher Professionalism 155
  • Collective Bargaining and Charter Schools 155
  • Teacher Certification 156
  • Local District Approval of Charter Schools 157
  • Public Accountability and Charter Schools 158
  • Transforming Teachers' Unions: Rethinking Roles and Responsibilities 159
  • Chapter 7 Organizations, Associations, and Government Agencies 165
  • Chapter 8 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 179
  • Printed Sources 179
  • Union Publications 179
  • Government Publications 181
  • Private and Public Think Tank Publications 184
  • Books and Journals 186
  • Nonprint Resources 190
  • Appendix A Comparison of State Standard Development and Charter School Requirements 193 --s Appendix B State Testing Requirements 196
  • Appendix C Admissions Policies 197
  • Appendix D Teacher Professionalism 199.
Description
xi, 211 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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