Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education: What's at Stake?
This book will reset the discourse on charter schooling by systematically exploring the gap between the promise and the performance of charter schools. The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 16th 2011 by Teachers College Press
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One of those tomes that makes you grit your teeth, the writers sift through the damning evidence of corporations' endorsement of charter schools, at the expense of the public system and at odds with empirical, convincing evidence. Little new here for anyone closely following the debate; anyone not following it isn't likely to pick up and read 130 pages of academic prose on the subject, which makes one grit the teeth even harder. The authors are careful to point out that charters can be incredibl...more