Books: Non-Fiction

Keeping the Promise?: The Debate Over Charter Schools

Book — Non-fiction. Edited by Leigh Dingerson, Barbara Miner, Bob Peterson, and Stephanie Walters. Rethinking Schools. 2008. 240 pages.
Essays examines the charter school movement's founding visions, on-the-ground realities, and untapped potential.
Themes: Education

ktp_250Keeping the Promise? examines one of the most complex reforms in education: charter schools. This wide-ranging and thought-provoking collection of essays examines the charter school movement’s founding visions, on-the-ground realities, and untapped potential-within the context of an unswerving commitment to democratic, equitable public schools.

Essays include policy overviews from nationally known educators such as Ted Sizer and Linda Darling-Hammond, interviews with leaders of community-based charter schools, and analyses of how charters have developed in cities such as New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

ISBN: 9780942961386 | Rethinking Schools