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The Charter School As A Factory: This Is Reform?, Michael W. Simpson Sep 2003

The Charter School As A Factory: This Is Reform?, Michael W. Simpson

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Charter schools have been pushed as a way to reform education. This article is my experience in one charter school. The structural freedom provided charter schools do not necessarily mean an improvement in education practices. Convention, tradition, and banking education may persist. Authoritarian administrative practices may continue and impede true reform which occurs at the classroom level by empowered, professional educators. Computers can assist in the persistence of convention, tradition, and banking education.