Time to Stop and Rethink Charter Schools
by Gary Miron - November 26, 2008
The commentary contains a brief overview of the original goals of charter school reforms and summarizes evidence regarding these goals. The case is made that charter schools are currently being used to pursue goals other than those originally intended and that policymakers should revisit the goals and intended purpose of charter schools. Recommendations are included to cap the growth of charter schools until these schools serve their intended purpose and until independent research indicates that they perform better than demographically matched traditional public schools.
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