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ERIC Number: EJ913475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-10
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 124
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
The Teachers Union-Charter Impasse: Moving Forward from the New York Caps Fight
Stulberg, Lisa M.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v18 n24 Oct 2010
The public narrative generally frames teachers unions and the charter movement as mistrustful opponents locked in an unresolved impasse. There is little scholarly literature to correct this simplistic narrative of the relationship between charters and unions. This article examines the teachers union-charter relationship through a recent case of active and sometimes bitter charter politics: the fight to lift the charter cap in New York state in 2006 and 2007. This study examines the dynamics of the relationship through an analysis of media coverage of the New York caps fight and interviews with nearly 30 experts with varied views on charter schooling and from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The New York case suggests that ultimately, creating strong unions and effective charter schooling depends on these two sides finding common ground. (Contains 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York