ERIC Number: EJ1005070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
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.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Administration, Failure, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, School Choice, Educational Finance, Money Management, Competence, School Organization, Accountability, School Effectiveness, Risk, Social Networks, Interprofessional Relationship, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Supply and Demand, Disabilities, Barriers, Enrollment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States