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ERIC Number: EJ994560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
What I've Learned about Charter Schools after Ten Years on the Front Lines
Turnamian, Peter
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v47 n4 p162-165 2011
The charter school movement is prepared to expand at rates once unimaginable. Yet, a glaring hypocrisy exists in the movement that education and political leaders seem eager to ignore. The charter school movement stakes its very effectiveness and value on increased levels of accountability and measurable student achievement results; but it fails to hold itself to these same standards. While some of the best public schools operating today are charter schools, sadly, so are some of the worst. Yet, education and political leaders frequently criticize traditional public schools for not achieving standards, but are oddly silent when it comes to the plethora of failing charters and the possible implications this could have on their policy agenda. In this article, the author reflects about where charter schools have been and where they're headed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009