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Inside Charter Schools

The Paradox of Radical Decentralization

Edited by Bruce Fuller

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674008236

Publication Date: 03/01/2002


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Growing Charier Schools, Decentering the State [Bruce Fuller]
  • 1. The Public Square, Big or Small? Charter Schools in Political Context [Bruce Fuller]
  • 2. We Hold on to Our Kids, We Hold on Tight: Tandem Charters in Michigan [Patty Yancey]
  • 3. An Empowering Spirit Is Not Enough: A Latino Charter School Struggles over Leadership [Edward Wexler and Luis A. Huerta]
  • 4. Selling Air: New England Parents Spark a New Revolution [Kate Zernike]
  • 5. Diversity and Inequality: Montera Charter High School [Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme, and Ash Vasudeva]
  • 6. Losing Public Accountability: A Home Schooling Charter [Luis A. Huerta]
  • 7. Teachers as Communitarians: A Charter School Cooperative in Minnesota [Eric Rofes]
  • 8. Breaking Away or Pulling Together? Making Decentralization Work [Bruce Fuller]
  • Notes
  • Contributors
  • Index

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