ERIC Number: EJ1036398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
To No Avail: A Critical Look at the Charter School Debate
Raymond, Margaret E.
Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n5 p8-12 Feb 2014
Maligned and revered, exemplified or reviled, almost every discussion about charter schools involves a tangle of differing histories, theories, values, and facts. Worse, many times the parties to the discussion aren't even aware they're operating on different planes of discourse. A sort of mental gridlock often results. But by separating and addressing the layers of debate, a clearer picture of the issues and possible points of agreement emerges. At a minimum, highlighting the various tiers of discussion enables us to more readily recognize when the discussion is operating on conflicting planes.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Debate, Discourse Analysis, Ideology, Models, Educational Legislation, State Regulation, Institutional Characteristics, Educational History, School Effectiveness, Politics of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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