Keeping the Promise? The Debate Over Charter Schools
Leigh Dingerson, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson, and Stephanie Walters (eds)
March 4, 2008
Areas of Focus:
Keeping the Promise? examines one of the most complex reforms in education: charter schools. This wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of essays examines the charter school movement's founding visions, on-the-ground realities, and untapped potential—within the context of an unswerving commitment to democratic, equitable public schools.
Essays include policy overviews from nationally known educators such as Ted Sizer and Linda Darling-Hammond, interviews with leaders of community-based charter schools, and analyses of how charters have developed in cities such as New Orleans and Washington, D.C.
A new book, Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes, provides a powerful analysis of these different ends of an ideological spectrum – from market-based experiments to strong state investments in public education.