Charter Schools: From Reform Imagery to Reform Reality - Palgrave Studies in Urban Education (Hardback)J. Powers (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 243
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
"This is a very ambitious undertaking by Powers! It will be a serious and comprehensive contribution to the knowledge base on charter schools, which is sorely needed these days." - Gary Miron, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Western Michigan University
"Powers has convincingly demonstrated the necessity of examining any education reform from multiple points of view: the talk that spawns it; the local environment in which it is implemented; and the broader policy environment that shapes and limits it. Taking charter schools as the focus of her analysis, the message of Charter Schools:From Reform Imagery to Reform Reality is both a warning and a promise: whoever seeks to understand the complexities of education reform must be prepared to look across a wide and complex policy landscape." - Gene V Glass, Author of Fertilizers, Pills & Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America
"Powers offers a useful overview of the national charter school scene, including the development of legal frameworks for charter-prominent states such as Arizona and Michigan. Using national data sets from 1999-2000 and 2005-06, Powers presents useful information, including the characteristics of those who attend and work in charters, variations in program offerings and management, and more." - CHOICE
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