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Posted January 22, 2009
Copious, detailed statistics and related material represented in the book's many tables finds that despite the claims of charter schools' advocates and some success stories, there is no meaningful difference between charter schools and public schools. '[C]harter schools are not, and likely will not be, able to play a large role in reforming public education as a whole.' The four authors are all academics in the overlapping areas of economics and education belonging to the Institute publishing this timely study that is associated with Teachers College, Columbia U. The Bush Administration's program 'No Child Left Behind' is scrutinized in one chapter in light of the findings recorded here. Recommendations for more relevant standards for measuring and judging the performance of students and schools are put forth as well mostly in appendices. An up-to-date, sound, and with respect to some central education questions, definitive report for educators, administrators, and policy makers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.