Guide To Charter Schools / Edition 1

Guide To Charter Schools / Edition 1

by Myron Kayes, Robert Maranto
     
 

Written in a user-friendly fashion, this volume brings together the best scholarly articles in charter schooling by national experts and leaders. It is the ideal introduction for those interested in the charter school movement with numerous insights for and by charter operators, administrators, and teachers as well as the academic community.See more details below

Overview

Written in a user-friendly fashion, this volume brings together the best scholarly articles in charter schooling by national experts and leaders. It is the ideal introduction for those interested in the charter school movement with numerous insights for and by charter operators, administrators, and teachers as well as the academic community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578864058
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Myron S. Kayes is president of the non-profit SCHOOLS, Inc. He also directs the Center for Program Resources and is employed full time as a development director for a regional medical center. Robert Maranto is associate professor of political science at Villanova University and has served at the Brookings Institution, the Goldwater Institute, and the Commonwealth Foundation.

Table of Contents

1Charter schools and school reform : what we know and where we'll go1
2Book review : tinkering toward utopia : a century of public school reform13
3Big city schools are not in Kansas : can we improve city schools without school choice? : not in your lifetime!29
4The spinning wheels of urban school reform33
5R-E-S-P-E-C-T : teacher abuse and how to end it41
6Smaller classes or better teachers?51
7Why so many Arizona certified teachers aren't in the classroom63
8Where's the alternative? : identifying, training, and certifying69
9Revenge of the (nerdy) professors : scholarly research on charter schools and why it matters79
10Personnel policy in traditional public, charter, and private schools91
11Future of chartered schools - the supply side101
12Charter school accountability issues - pragmatic or political?111
13Teacher quality leadership from public charter schools121
14Does mission matter? : exploring a typology of charter school orientation129
15How the best laid schemes go astray : the agony and (occasional) ecstasy of charter start-ups149
16Whose idea was this anyway? : the continually challenging metamorphosis from private to charter157
17If you build it, they will come169
18Measurement : the key to charter school marketing185
19When charter schools have a distinct advantage over districts, or show me the (grant) money195
20Horror stories207
21He said/he said : a debate about charters219

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