Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education

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TABLES
Table 2-1. State Charter School Activity ( September 1999) 24
Table 4-1. At-Risk Youth in Charter Schools and Regular Schools 81
Table 4-2. Students' Rating of Their Performance (by Race/Ethnicity) 83
Table 4-3. Students' Charter School Likes and Dislikes 84
Table 4-4. Reasons Parents Chose Charter School (by Income) 86
Table 5-1. Mississippi's Charter Law: Weakest in the Nation (as of February 1999) 103
Table 5-2. Financial Profile: Academy of the Pacific Rim (Start-Up Costs and First-Year Operating Costs, 1997- 98) 106
Table 5-3. Financial Profile: Texas Academy of Excellence (Start-Up Costs and First-Year Operating Costs, 1996-97) 107
Table 5-4. Illustrative Shortfalls in Charter School Operating Funds 108
Table 5-5. Barriers Facing Charter Schools (Federal Sample, 1996-98) 111
Table 5-6. Charter School Start-Up Issues 114
Table 5-7. Charter School Allies—Public, Private, and Nonprofit 120
Table 5-8. Per-Pupil Facilities Funding for Charters (as of January 1999) 121
Table 6-1. Accountability in the Financial and Education Sectors 142
Table 7-1. Estimated Percentages of Enrollment in Charter Schools ( 1997-98) and All Public Schools in the Twenty-four Charter States ( 1996-97) by Racial/Ethnic Category 161
Table A-1. Students' Comparison with Previous School 269
Table A-2. Parent Demographics 270
Table A-3. Parent Satisfaction with Charter School 271
Table A-4. Parents' Rating of Charter School vs. School Child Would Otherwise Attend 272
Table A-5. Charter School vs. School Child Would Otherwise Attend, Rated by Parents of Special Needs Students 273
Table A-6. Parents' Rating of Child's Overall Performance 274
Table A-7. Students' Educational Challenges (Identified by Parents) 275
Table A-8. Teacher Demographics 276
Table A-9. Teacher Satisfaction with Charter School 277
Table A-10. Teachers' Views on Charter School Success 278

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  • Charter Schools in Action - Renewing Public Education *
  • Contents *
  • Tables *
  • List of Interviews and Profiles *
  • Introduction *
  • Part I Charter Schools in Action *
  • 1: What's a "Charter School"? *
  • 2: Field Trips *
  • 3: Where Did They Come From? *
  • 4: How Are They Working? *
  • 5: Trials by Fire *
  • 6: The Accountability Puzzle *
  • Part II Renewing Public Education *
  • 7: The Case Against Charter Schools *
  • 8: Political Battlegrounds *
  • 9: Beyond the Schoolhouse Door *
  • 10: Beyond the Schoolhouse Door *
  • 11: The Great Issues *
  • 12: Will Charter Schools Save Public Education? *
  • Epilogue *
  • Appendix: Survey Results and Methodology *
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