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Expect Miracles : Charter Schools And The Politics Of Hope And Despair - Kristina Berger

Expect Miracles

Charter Schools And The Politics Of Hope And Despair

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780813341569
Number Of Pages: 207

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Charter schools are the most significant educational experiment in the last two decades. In "Expect Miracles," Peter W. Cookson, Jr. and Kristina Berger focus on the current trend toward deregulation in public education. The issue of deregulation is of critical importance because the spirit of entrepreneurship that is behind deregulation is seldom examined from a sociological perspective. Using the latest research as the basis for discussion, this book provides a fresh look at the growing and politically volatile charter school movement. The authors present the most balanced analysis to date of the movement that is changing the landscape of American education.

Prologue: Faith Versus Reason in Educational Reformp. 1
Charter Schools: Created in the Image of Their Foundersp. 5
The Charter School Promisep. 13
The Politics of Hope and Despairp. 19
The Landscape of Charter Schoolsp. 23
The Educational and Social Context of the Charter School Movementp. 23
How Charter Schools Workp. 57
Turning Dreams into Reality: Building a Charter Schoolp. 66
The Many Faces of Charter Schools: Six States, Six Scenariosp. 84
Projections Versus Actuals: Have Charter Schools Fulfilled the Promisep. 97
Conclusionp. 109
The Social and Political Geology of Charter Schoolsp. 113
Postscript: The Goodness of America-An Education for Democracyp. 137
Curriculum as Stewardshipp. 139
The Goodness of Americap. 142
Appendixp. 145
Source Notesp. 181
Indexp. 189
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ISBN: 9780813341569
ISBN-10: 0813341566
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1