TITLE

Critical Union Report About Charter Schools Raises Ire of Advocates

AUTHOR(S)
Blair, Julie
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
Education Week;8/7/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 43, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the indignation of charter-school advocates over an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) report that condemns a majority of such schools in the U.S. Report's refutation of the much-touted ability of charter schools to boost student achievement, empower teachers or serve as models for innovation; Advocates' criticism of the AFT for its alleged bias against the charter concept and use of outdated and skewed data.
ACCESSION #
7214871

 

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