We are indebted to the many generous educators who have shared with us their perspectives on charter schools. Their willingness to be frank and generous with their time has informed us and enriched our understanding of charter schools.
We are also grateful to Teachers College for its support, and in particular to Katie Embree and Grace Iida of TC Innovations.
We would also like to thank Steve Catalano and Rebecca Marks of Westview Press for their encouragement and perseverance throughout the project. Judith Serrin was extremely helpful in providing us with excellent editorial suggestions.