ERIC Number: ED446395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy & Charter Schools: Forging Thoughtful Policies To Advance Public Schooling across the United States.
Public School Forum of North Carolina, Raleigh.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Project Connect aimed to generate communication and cooperation among five charter schools and organizational partners in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. The project facilitated meetings involving educational associations, businesses, policymakers, charter- school operators, faculty, and parents; performed site visitations; created newsletter and web sites; and convened meetings between public-school and charter-school officials. The project isolated 12 crucial public-policy issues appearing in the early stages of charter-school experimentation: (1) character of entities controlling charter granting; (2) adequate facilities support; (3) defining charter schools''fair share' of funds; (4) limiting numbers; (5) resolving differing points of view regarding teacher certification; (6) assessment and accountability protocols; (7) accountability standards applied to alternative schools; (8) the nature of the state's monitoring role; (9) achieving appropriate racial balance; (10) funding of state agency supports; (11) policy considerations commonly arising after legislation requiring amendments; and (12) fostering collaboration instead of competition with other public schools during implementation stages. (TEJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public School Forum of North Carolina, Raleigh.