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ERIC Number: EJ1132649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Improve Governance for Charters
Finn, Chester E., Jr.; Manno, Bruno V.; Wright, Brandon L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n6 p63-69 Mar 2017
With 25 years of experience, the charter sector has had enough time to experience a host of unanticipated and unresolved problems related to the complex ways in which charter school governance relates to school leadership. The time has come for the sector to revisit some fundamental decisions about how charter schools and networks are governed, both to tighten arrangements that are excessively loose and to encourage further innovation. The future of chartering should not be a linear extension of the past. If we left some problems unsolved in 1991 (or had no idea that they would become problems), that is no reason not to take stock of things as they stand today and to set matters right before moving forward. This article is based on the authors' book, "Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities" (Harvard Education Press, 2016). [For "Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities" (2016), see ED568738.]
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Language: English
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