Reducing Inequality, Boosting Mobility and Productivity
Edited by David Neumark, Yong-seong Kim and Sang-Hyop Lee
Chapter 7: US charter schools as a test of the theory of school choice
This chapter provide an overview of charter schools, their history, growth and impact academically, the characteristics of the students enrolled, their neighborhoods, and whether and how they may affect public schools. It suggests that researchers and policy-makers work together so that districts and other organizations overseeing charter schools begin to use student value-added measures to evaluate charter schools.
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