ERIC Number: ED457579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
What the Research Reveals about Charter Schools: A Summary and Analysis of the Studies.
Center for Education Reform, Washington, DC.
The focus of most analysts involved in education reform seems to be whether charter schools are successful. This paper identifies 53 research-based studies that draw mainly objective conclusions based on evaluation of data. Literally, hundreds of policy papers, study articles, and analyses have been written on the charter-school phenomenon, an educational innovation that has skyrocketed from just one school in 1992 to more than 2,000 schools in place for the 2000-2001 school year. This report summarizes each of the 53 studies and offers critiques of charter schools. The majority (50) of these papers assert that charter schools have been innovative, accountable, and successful and have created both opportunities for the children who attend them and have had a positive "ripple" effect on traditional public schools within their jurisdiction. An appendix contains common criticisms from opponents and proof they are unfounded. (DFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Charter Schools, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Institutional Autonomy, Nontraditional Education, Public Schools, Research Projects, Scores
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Reform, Washington, DC.