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ERIC Number: ED530053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-26
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Review of "Charter School Autonomy: A Half-Broken Promise"
Gulosino, Charisse
Education and the Public Interest Center
This report concludes that autonomy is a prerequisite for innovative and effective charter schools to emerge. Especially important is freedom from external bureaucratic control. Yet there is nothing in this report that addresses levels of autonomy in relationship to financial performance, resource allocation practices, academic results, and other key school characteristics and outcomes. Beyond anecdotal evidence, the authors fail to empirically demonstrate whether and how authorizers' constraints have had an adverse impact upon any of the examined four key areas of school autonomy: staffing, instructional programming, governance, and culture. State and School Autonomy Grades are appended. (Contains 1 table and 15 notes.) [This paper reviews the following document: "Charter School Autonomy: A Half-Broken Promise," authored by Dana Brinson and Jacob Rosch. (ED530059).]
Education and the Public Interest Center. School of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309. Tel: 303-447-EPIC; Fax: 303-492-7090; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, Education and the Public Interest Center; Arizona State University, Education Policy Research Unit