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ERIC Number: EJ1058665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
The Normative Limits of Choice: Charter Schools, Disability Studies, and Questions of Inclusion
Stern, Mark; Clonan, Sheila; Jaffee, Laura; Lee, Anna
Educational Policy, v29 n3 p448-477 May 2015
As charter schools continue to attract lots of political and policy attention, research has emerged suggesting that these schools enroll fewer students with disabilities than public schools. Given that the success of the movement is based on charters being more effective than public schools as determined by test scores, it is not entirely surprising that we see exclusionary practices taking place. Responding to this issue, many states have increased oversight to ensure inclusion and equity. At the same time, other charters have opened specifically for students with special needs. Using a disability studies lens, this article asks questions of the charter movement and the policy responses by problematizing the perpetuation of both normative school practices and constructions of ability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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