Expect Miracles: Charter Schools and the Politics of Hope and Despair

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Contents
Prologue: Faith Versus Reason in Educational Reform, 1
Charter Schools: Created in the Image
of Their Founders,
5
The Charter School Promise, 13
The Politics of Hope and Despair, 19
Part One: The Landscape of Charter Schools 23
The Educational and Social Context of the
Charter School Movement,
23
How Charter Schools Work, 57
Turning Dreams into Reality:
Building a Charter School,
66
The Many Faces of Charter Schools:
Six States, Six Scenarios,
84
Projections Versus Actuals: Have Charter Schools
Fulfilled the Promise,
97
Conclusion, 109

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