American On-Line Charter area—the first on-line charter resource—is managed by Frank Dooling. The service has a great deal of material, including an on-line chat room about many issues. Pull down the menu to “keyword” and then type in “charter.”
Joan Buckley, American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 393–8642. This is a good source for information about AFT activity in the area.
Center for Education Reform, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 204, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 822–9000 (good web site: [http://edreform.com]). The Center publishes a periodic newsletter with a conservative bent and other materials about school reform and charter schools and has published two excellent directories of charter public schools, state by state.
Charter Friends Network, Jon Schroeder, (651) 644–5270, [www.charterfriends.org]. Schroeder works with the state charter resource and support groups. He is an excellent source of information about who, in which states, is helping individuals create charter schools and who is trying to help legislatures to adopt charter laws.
Revised in 1998.