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Fox, Robert A.; Buchanan, Nina K.; Eckes, Suzanne E.; Basford, Letitia E. – Review of Research in Education, 2012
When first conceived, charter schools were envisioned as local projects initiated by parents and/or groups of teachers seeking to improve the educational performance of students. In the past two decades, the phenomenon has expanded to more than 5% of all U.S. public schools and almost 3% of all students (Center for Education Reform [CER], 2009).…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Goal Orientation, Educational Improvement, Ethnocentrism