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

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Index
Academic standards. See Education: standards
Academy for Plastics Manufacturing Technology, 6-7, 11, 182(n.8)
Access to excellence, 36, 139-140
Accountability, 17-18, 63-64, 78-79, 80-81, 104-106, 175-178
Adler, Mortimer, 6
Advantage Schools, 10
African-Americans, 6, 134
AFT. See American Federation of Teachers
AIMS. See Arizona Instrument to Measure the Standards
Alexander, Lamar, 44
Allen, Jeanne, 39
Alum Rock School District (Calif.), 26-27, 34
American Enterprise Institute, 132
American Federation of Teachers (AFT), 32-33
Americans with Disabilities Act, 18
Anti-government attitudes, 123-124
Application forms, 58, 72-75, 145-180(fig.)
Approving charter schools, 77-79
Aristotle, 138
Arizona, 1, 8-9, 50, 53, 59, 64, 66, 72, 87- 89, 100, 108
Arizona Instrument to Measure the Standards (AIMS), 9
Arkansas, 64
Ascher, Carol, 107
Awarding of charter status, 58-59
Baltimore, 45
Bay Mills Community College, 92-93
Bell, T. H., 30
Beyond Choice to New Public Schools (Kolderie), 38
Big government. See Government
Bowling Alone (Putnam), 133
Bronx Preparatory Charter School, 5-6, 11
Brookings Institution, 42
Budde, Ray, 33
Budget, 73-74. See also Funding of charter schools
Bureaucracy, 81
Bush, George W., 32, 50-51, 52
California, 1, 7-8, 26-27, 50, 66, 89-90, 100, 101, 105, 108
Carper, Tom, 53
Catholic schools, 28, 114, 118, 125
Cato Institute, 132
Center for Education Reform (CER), 39, 55, 56-57, 62, 66, 88, 100, 104

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  • Title Page *
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  • Acknowledgments *
  • Prologue - Faith versus Reason in Educational Reform 1
  • Part One: the Landscape of Charter Schools 23
  • Part Two: The Social and Political Geology of Charter Schools 113
  • Postscript: the Goodness of America an Education for Democracy 137
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  • Source Notes 181
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