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The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement


reviewed by Robert Fox 2006

coverTitle: The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement
Author(s): Martin Carnoy, Rebecca Jacobsen, Lawrence Mishel, Richard Rothstein
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807746150, Pages: 178, Year: 2005
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Have you ever read a book that you wished you wrote? In 2004, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) published Charter School Achievement on the 2003 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in which it concluded that NAEP data supported the assertion that charter school students perform less well than their regular public school counterparts.  A report on the publication in the New York Times, entitled “Nation’s Charter Schools Lagging Behind, U.S. Test Scores Reveal” left no doubt of its attraction to charter school opponents.  Almost immediately following, a full-page advertisement in the Times, entitled “Charter School Evaluation Reported by the New York Times Fails to Meet Professional Standards” sponsored by the Center for Educational Reform (CER), presented the other side of the argument in the form of seven bases on which to criticize the AFT report. The Charter School Dust-Up presents an analysis of the NEAP data on which the AFT... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 869-872
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12129, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 1:28:22 PM

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  • Robert Fox
    University of Hawaii at Hilo
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    ROBERT FOX is founder and co-director of the University of Hawaii Charter School Resource Center, which conducts research on a wide variety of charter school related issues. His current research interests include charter school law and policy, collective bargaining, gifted & talented programs in charter schools, and large databases (SASS and NAEP). Current projects include developing training programs to improve charter school governance. Recent publications include: State Charter School Legislation, An Interactive Guide and Roadmap. Presented at meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, April 2005). With N. K. Buchanan and D. Martin. Challenging Gifted and Talented Students in Charter Schools: An Exploratory Study., Presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting, Montreal, April 2005. With N. K. Buchanan. Multiple Motives, Different Strokes for Different Folks; Hawaii's Charter School Landscape. Invited presentation as part of "The Sociology of School Choice: Public Policy & Public Debate," Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR, April 2005. With N. K. Buchanan (2004). Back to the Future: Ethnocentric Charter Schools in Hawaii. In L. M. Stulberg & E. Rofes (Eds.), The Emancipatory Promise of Charter Schools: Towards a Progressive Politics of School Choice. SUNY Press. Dr. Fox is also chairman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where he conducts research on cosmic radiation and neutrinos.
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