The Emancipatory Promise of Charter Schools: Toward a Progressive Politics of School Choice

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This book opens up a critical conversation among progressive educators of various generations, races, perspectives, and social locations concerning one specific school reform initiative - charter schools. Eric Rofes and Lisa M. Stulberg bring together scholars who both study and actively participate in school choice reform and charge them to be "bold in their questioning and assertive in their own ambivalence" about this complex, controversial public issue and to include issues that are underexamined in the ...
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Overview

This book opens up a critical conversation among progressive educators of various generations, races, perspectives, and social locations concerning one specific school reform initiative - charter schools. Eric Rofes and Lisa M. Stulberg bring together scholars who both study and actively participate in school choice reform and charge them to be "bold in their questioning and assertive in their own ambivalence" about this complex, controversial public issue and to include issues that are underexamined in the school literature, such as the impact of school choice on race and class politics and inequalities. The editors argue that charter schools are playing a powerful role in reviving participation in public education, expanding opportunities for progressive methods in public school classrooms, and generating new energy for community-based, community-controlled school initiatives. The result is a volume that pushes boundaries, questions assumptions, and rocks foundations of progressive thought.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791462355
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/7/2004
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 What history offers progressive choice scholarship 7
2 Fulfilling the hope of Brown v. Board of Education through charter schools 55
3 Back to the future : ethnocentric charter schools in Hawai'i 77
4 Native American charter schools : culture, language, and self-determination 107
5 Independent black schools and the charter movement 125
6 Voices of progressive charter school educators 159
7 The charter school movement : complementing or competing with public education? 189
8 School choice through a Foucauldian lens : disrupting the left's oppositional stance 219
9 Charter schools as the counterpublics of disenfranchised communities : pedagogy of resistance or false consciousness? 245
Conclusion : toward a progressive politics of school choice 263
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