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ERIC Number: EJ1005070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
How to Lose Your Charter
Wilkens, Christian P.
Journal of School Choice, v7 n2 p225-239 2013
In this scholarly commentary, the author examines the major reasons U.S. charter schools have closed since 1992. The commentary provides examples of charter school failures in high-frequency areas, such as financial and organizational mismanagement, and academic underperformance; it further identifies two subcategories of academic risk: high-school-only status, and independence from CMO affiliation. Finally, the author identifies two long-term risk factors for charter school failure: high teacher and leadership turnover, and unrepresentative student bodies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States