Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education

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INDEX
Academy of Charter Schools ( Colorado), 179
Academy of the Pacific Rim: achievements of, 51-52; daily gambatte award of, 49; mission statement of, 47-48; revenue raising/operating costs of, 105, 106; statistics/information on, 46-47; teachers of, 49-50, 51
accountability. See charter school accountability
ACHIEVE ( San Francisco), 134-35
Ackerman, Arlene, 173
Adams 12 School District ( Colorado), 179
A.G.B.U. Alex and Marie Manoogian Charter School ( Michigan), 161
Aitken, Judith, 97
Alice Deal Junior High School, 57
allegations against charter schools: as being elitist, 157; comparing them to vouchers, 167-68; as draining funds from public schools, 152-53, 173; high risk of, 153‐ 55; on inviting profiteering, 165; listed, 151-52; on not going far enough to reform education, 168; as promoting segregation, 160-64, 185; regarding accountability, 155-56; on similarities of public and charter schools, 156
Allvin, Ron, 199, 200, 201
American culture: changes in corporate, 6667; liberalization of, 69-70; parallel changes in education and, 70-72. See also civil society
American Federation of Teachers (AFT), 18, 175-76
American Prospect, The ( Rothstein), 155
American Sign Language, 158
Andover, 55
APBA (Association for Performance-Based Accreditation), 133
Apple Tree Institute for Education Innovation, 199
Arizona Benefits Solutions, 33n.10
Arizona Career Academy, 202
Arizona Career and Technology High School, 136
Arizona charter law, 36, 104
Arizona charter schools, 75, 76, 129-30, 186-89
Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards, 75
Armisted, Clarise (fictitious name), 35
at-risk students. See disadvantaged students; minority students
Australian charter-like schools, 97
Balboni, Sheila, 234
balkanization charge, 160-64
Barnett, Harold, 214
barriers facing charter schools, 111, 240-41
"Basic" program (Sequoia), 31, 32, 34
Beacon Education Management, 92
Berger, Peter L., 225
Bierlein, Louann, 237, 238, 239, 240-41, 242, 243, 246
Bitar, Mike, 205
Blair, Tony, 96
Booth, Cordia, 153
Bossart, Marcia, 190
Boston Globe, The, 203, 218
Boston Latin, 55
Boston Public Schools (B.P.S.), 77, 95
Boston Renaissance School, 92, 184
boundary conditions, 164
Bowling Green Elementary School (Sacramento), 116
Boyd, Stacey, 47, 49, 51
Bronx High School of Science, 17
Brown, Jerry, 181
Brown, Linda, 118-19
Brown v. Board of Education, 19, 63
Bruns, Mickey (fictitious name), 79-80
Budde, Ray, 18
Bush, George, 64, 65
Byrd, Robert, 19
California charter law, 43, 155n.9
California charter schools, 76-77, 214-15

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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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