Download the urban school system of the future applying the principles and lessons of chartering new frontiers in education in pdf or read the urban school system of the future applying the principles and lessons of chartering new frontiers in education in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the urban school system of the future applying the principles and lessons of chartering new frontiers in education in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The Urban School System Of The Future

Author: Andy Smarick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1607094770
Size: 62.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 981
Download and Read
"For more than two generations, the traditional urban school system--the district--has utterly failed to do its job: prepare its students for a lifetime of success. Millions and millions of boys and girls have suffered the grievous consequences. The district is irreparably broken. For the sake of today's and tomorrow's inner-city kids, it must be replaced. The Urban School System of the Future argues that vastly better results can be realized through the creation of a new type of organization that properly manages a city's portfolio of schools using the revolutionary principles of chartering. It will ensure that new schools are regularly created, that great schools are expanded and replicated, that persistently failing schools are closed, and that families have access to an array of high-quality options. This new entity will focus exclusively on school performance, meaning, among other things, our cities can thoughtfully integrate their traditional public, charter public, and private schools into a single, high-functioning k-12 system. For decades, the district has produced the most heartbreaking results for already at-risk kids. The Urban School System of the Future explains how we can finally turn the tide and create dynamic, responsive, high-performing, self-improving urban school systems that fulfill the promise of public education. "--

Making Up Our Mind

Author: Sigal R. Ben-Porath
Publisher: History and Philosophy of Educ
ISBN: 022661963X
Size: 64.48 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5760
Download and Read
If free market advocates had total control over education policy, would the shared public system of education collapse? Would school choice revitalize schooling with its innovative force? With proliferating charters and voucher schemes, would the United States finally make a dramatic break with its past and expand parental choice? Those are not only the wrong questions--they're the wrong premises, argue philosopher Sigal R. Ben-Porath and historian Michael C. Johanek in Making Up Our Mind. Market-driven school choices aren't new. They predate the republic, and for generations parents have chosen to educate their children through an evolving mix of publicly supported, private, charitable, and entrepreneurial enterprises. The question is not whether to have school choice. It is how we will regulate who has which choices in our mixed market for schooling--and what we, as a nation, hope to accomplish with that mix of choices. Looking beyond the simplistic divide between those who oppose government intervention and those who support public education, the authors make the case for a structured landscape of choice in schooling, one that protects the interests of children and of society, while also identifying key shared values on which a broadly acceptable policy could rest.

Breaking The Cycle

Author: Nancy Brown Diggs
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475806124
Size: 34.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6352
Download and Read
America’s failure to educate its urban children is evidenced by our woeful statistics. If it is possible to turn around this bleak picture—and it is—this is a story well worth telling. And this is what Breaking the Cycle aims to do.

Trendsetting Charter Schools

Author: Gary J. Schmitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475815395
Size: 33.16 MB
Format: PDF
View: 656
Download and Read
This book presents six different charter schools that explicitly embrace a compelling civic mission and that foster an excellent academic environment.

New And Better Schools

Author: Michael Q. McShane
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814399
Size: 29.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3300
Download and Read
If school choice policy is to improve the American education landscape, careful thought must be put in to understand how it can expand existing high quality schools and create new high quality schools to serve more children. New and Better Schools attacks this problem from the perspective of both researchers and practitioners, documenting the hurdles entrepreneurial school leaders face and offering a way forward.