- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- New ed
- Princeton University Press
- Manno, Bruno V.
- 25 tables
- 234 x 158 x 19 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
- 453 g
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Renewing Public Education
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"A book that is masterful for its clarity of purpose, organization, and at times humor ... This is a book that anyone with an interest in seriously reforming public education will find useful."--Nina Shokraii Rees, Philanthropy "The best book yet on charter schools."--David Osborne, Washington Post Magazine "A book that anyone interested in learning how charter schools have changed American education needs to read."--Martin Morse Wooster, The Washington Times "[The authors] offer a thorough and evenhanded overview of the good, the bad and the confusing of the charterschool movement."--Rebecca Jones, American School Board Journal
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Chester E. Finn, Jr. is President of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, he directed the "Charter Schools in Action" project. From 1985 to 1988, he served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education. Finn is the author or editor of hundreds of articles and a dozen books on education issues, including The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide, which he coauthored with William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb, Jr. Bruno V. Manno is Senior Fellow in Education at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Policy and Planning. Gregg Vanourek, who has served as Vice President for Programs at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute, is an M.B.A. candidate at the Yale School of Management.
List of Tables vii List of Interviews and Profiles ix Preface to the Paperback Edition xi Introduction 3 PART I: CHARTER SCHOOLS IN ACTION Chapter 1: What's a "Charter School"? 13 Chapter 2: Field Trips 23 Chapter 3: Where Did They Come From? 53 Chapter 4: How Are They Working? 74 Chapter 5: Trials by Fire 100 Chapter 6: The Accountability Puzzle 127 PART II: RENEWING PUBLIC EDUCATION Chapter 7: The Case against Charter Schools: A Ten-Count Indictment 151 Chapter 8: Political Battlegrounds 169 Chapter 9: Beyond the Schoolhouse Door: Changing Systems 192 Chapter 10: Beyond the Schoolhouse Door: Building Communities 220 Chapter 11: The Great Issues 237 Chapter 12: Will Charter Schools Save Public Education? 248 Epilogue 265 Appendix: Survey Results and Methodology 269 Index 281