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Book

Department/Program

Education

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York, NY

Abstract

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.

ISBN

9781317301721

The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric

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