The Charter School Solution

The Charter School Solution : Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric

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Challenging the popular perception that the free market can objectively ameliorate inequality and markedly improve student academic achievement, this book examines the overly positivistic rhetoric surrounding charter schools. Taking a multifocal approach, this book examines how charter schools reproduce inequality in public education. By linking charter schools to broader social issues and political economic factors, such as neoliberalism, race, and class, The Charter School Solution presents a more complete and nuanced assessment of charter schools in the context of the American public education system.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 362g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 black & white line drawings
  • 1138959561
  • 9781138959569

About Jamel Donnor

Tara L. Affolter is Assistant Professor of Education Studies, Middlebury College, USA. Jamel K. Donnor is Assistant Professor of Education, The College of William and Mary, USA.show more

Table of contents

Foreword William F. Tate, Washington University in St. Louis, USA 1. Discursive Violence and Economic Retrenchment: Chartering the Sacrifice of Black Educators in New Orleans Post-Katrina Kevin Lawrence Henry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 3. Consequence of Unionization: Charter School Teachers and the Culture of Choice Elizabeth Montano, University of California, Davis, USA 4. Leftover Children: Corporate Charter Schools and Dis/ability Aparheid in Post-Katrina New Orleans Kathleen M. Collins, Pennsylvania State University, USA 5. The Charter School Policy-Planning Network: Mapping the Institutional Terrain Janelle Scott, University of California, Berkeley, USA 6. Charter Schools, Unjust Labor Practices, and the Jeopardization of Teaching as a Profession Sarah Stitzlein & Barrett Smith, both at University of Cinncinnati, USA 7. The Best and the Brightest?: Examining the Impact of the "Exceptional" Narrative on Teach for America Corps Members Tara L. Affolter & Ava Kerr, both at Middlebury College, USA 8. Charter Schools for Whom?: Examining Profit Motive in the Proliferation of Charter Schools Jamel K. Donnor, The College of William & Mary, USA 9. Chartering Charade: The Anti-Democratic Politics of the Charter School Movement and the Removal of the Public from Public Education Wayne Au, University of Washington, Bothell, USA 10. Expanding the Terrain of Struggle: How Conservative Groups Are Challenging Local Democratic Control in Education Eleni Schirmer & Michael W. Apple, both at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 11. Struggling for Community and Equity in New Orleans Public Schools: Lessons from a First-Year Charter School Joseph L. Boselovic, Loyola University New Orleans, USA 12. Secregated by Choice? Urban Charter Schools and Education Choices for Black Students and Disadvantaged Families in the U.S. Erling E. Boe, Shaun R. Harper, & Katherine M. Barghaus, all at University of Pennsylvania, USAshow more