ERIC Number: EJ563131
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Basic Training: A Determined Group of Parents Fight for a Traditional School.
Caudell, Lee Sherman
Northwest Education, v2 n3 p24-27 Spr 1997
After Deer Valley School District (Arizona) adopted a whole-language, discovery-based curriculum, parents who believed in a traditional "basics" curriculum established Valley Academy, a charter K-9 school serving 455 students. After struggling through administrative and financial problems, bad publicity, and interpersonal conflict, the principal offers suggestions to smooth the startup process for new charter schools. (SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Theme issue: "Charter Schools: Education Leaders Voice Their Views." Volumes 1-2 available from EDRS; see ED 417 878.