Thursday, October 13, 2016

The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools – Cloaking Inequity

The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools – Cloaking Inequity:

The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools

Trumpian=twisted and incorrect sense of reality. So you might have had a chance to hear what charter proponents and education “reformers” have said recently in the New York Times and everywhere else about the NAACP charter resolution that will be voted on the the National Board this weekend.
Donald Trump loves charter schools and market-based approaches to education.
What does the peer reviewed research say about charters schools (Not CREDO)?
I contacted the nation’s top researchers from across the nation who have published peer reviewed research on school choice to crowd source a charter research reading list. (First posted here)
I simply asked them to recommend a few peer reviewed papers that the public could consider in the debate surround charters success, access and inclusion. The vast majority of the information they responded with was peer reviewed work, however there are a few dissertations, books and other items that they felt the public should be aware of. So, without further ado, here is a crowd sourced charter reader. It is lengthy, but I think the research covers many of the arguments you typically hear from charter proponent Kool-Aid drinkers.
Please share online and forward via email to folks you think may be interested in this new charter reader. There is allot of independent research here, which is the point.
Julian Vasquez Heilig // California State University Sacramento
Vasquez Heilig, J., Williams, A., McNeil, L & Lee, C. (2011). Is choice a panacea? An analysis of black secondary student attrition from KIPP, other private charters and urban districts. Berkeley Review of Education2(2), 153-178.
Public concern about pervasive inequalities in traditional public schools, combined with growing political, parental, and corporate support, has created the expectation that charter schools are the solution for educating minorities, particularly Black youth. There is a paucity of research on the educational attainment of Black youth in privately operated charters, particularly on the issue of attrition. This The @NYTopinion Trumpian support of charter schools – Cloaking Inequity:

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