ERIC Number: EJ701294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-1
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The Political Challenge of Charter School Regulation
Hess, Frederick M.
Phi Delta Kappan, v85 n7 p508 Mar 2004
Despite the premise that charter schools are to be given flexibility in return for being held accountable for their results, few charter schools have actually been closed because of poor academic performance. The author sees the problem as a political one: the differing stakes between charter school families and members of the broader community. In this article the author discusses two visions of charter school accountability and improving regulatory accountability for charter schools. (Contains 9 notes.)
Descriptors: Governance, Federal Regulation, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Politics of Education, Federal Legislation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001