By Richard D. Kahlenberg,Halley Potter

ISBN-10: 0807755796

ISBN-13: 9780807755792

ISBN-10: 080775580X

ISBN-13: 9780807755808

“A impressive new book.... clever and full of life advocates comparable to Kahlenberg and Potter can take the constitution move in new and necessary directions.”
The Washington Post

Moving past the talk over even if constitution faculties should still exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the query of what sort of constitution faculties we must always inspire. The authors start via tracing the evolution of constitution faculties from instructor union chief Albert Shanker’s unique imaginative and prescient of giving academics room to innovate whereas teaching a various inhabitants of scholars, to today’s constitution faculties the place the vast majority of lecturers aren't unionized and pupil segregation degrees are even better than in conventional public colleges. within the moment half the publication, the authors research key reforms at the moment noticeable in a small yet becoming variety of constitution schools—teacher voice and socioeconomic integration—that have the capability to enhance functionality and reshape the stereotypical photograph of what it capacity to be a constitution school.

Important examining for policymakers, educators, researchers, and all voters drawn to the way forward for America’s public schools, A Smarter Charter features:

  • Profiles of constitution faculties which are bucking the present developments, together with their functionality information and the demanding situations they face.
  • Best practices from profitable constitution colleges, comparable to tools for attracting a various scholar physique and examples of cutting edge instructor contracts.
  • Reform techniques that could increase scholar results in quite a few public faculties, not only charters.

“Kahlenberg and Potter have added a thought-provoking, severe contribution. Agree or now not with their perspectives at the function and function of constitution colleges, they've got very important issues to assert on the place charters were, the place they should move, and the way they could get there. acquaintances and foes of constitution education, alike, may do good to learn this book.”
Frederick M. Hess, resident pupil and director of schooling coverage reports, American firm Institute

“Read this e-book and draw notion and ideas from constitution faculties and educators bucking the craze and reclaiming that unique, collaborative, and strong promise and spirit. i'm hoping mom and dad, educators in all sectors, involved voters, policymakers, philanthropists—and constitution zone leaders—will take its compelling message to center and act on it.”
Dennis Van Roekel, former president, nationwide schooling Association

“A tour-de-force, laying out in singular type what has long gone mistaken with the constitution institution stream, and what needs to be performed to get it again on track.... A Smarter Charter is a must-read for these inquisitive about the way forward for constitution faculties and public education.”
Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers

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