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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

Essays in Education

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.


Charter Schools And Equal Access: Implications For Magnet And Other Choice Schools, Carrie Ausbrooks Sep 2002

Charter Schools And Equal Access: Implications For Magnet And Other Choice Schools, Carrie Ausbrooks

Essays in Education

American public schools have been entrusted with the responsibility of inculcating citizens with democratic values. However, schools have come under attack for a variety of reasons. School choice provides parents with opportunities to select from options, both within and outside the public system of schooling, which will provide their children with the type of education they desire. Among these school choice options are charter and magnet schools. This article begins with a discussion of the basic similarities between magnet and charter schools, followed by a discussion of a legal research study which examined the extent to which U.S. charter ...