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Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925


reviewed by Peter Gow — 2003

coverTitle: Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925
Author(s): Nancy Beadie and Kim Tolley (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415931185, Pages: 384, Year: 2002
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A paradox of contemporary school reform is the call by charter school supporters to, in effect, “let a hundred flowers bloom,” even as “standards” advocates insist that school success be measured by batteries of annual tests. In Chartered Schools: Two Hundred Years of Independent Academies in the United States, 1727-1925, editors Nancy Beadie and Kim Tolley represent an era when hundreds of flowers did bloom in a collection of essays that explore the educational diversity that existed before the advent of the homogenized system that “school reform” claims to be trying to fix. In fifteen essays, including several by the editors, Chartered Schools provides an overview of the American academy movement clustered around the themes of “Institutions,” “Students,” “Teachers,” and “Systems.” The “Institutions” sections includes essays on the nature of the “academy,” which Beadie and Tolley are at pains to differentiate from purely tuition-driven, for-profit “venture schools” as being institutions with some degree of community support in the form of oversight, a government charter, or even public or private financial support.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 4, 2003, p. 647-649
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11025, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 6:25:35 AM

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