Summer 2008: Vol. 8, No. 3

New York City Charter Schools

Who attends them and how well are they teaching their students?

Few States Set World-Class Standards

In fact, most render the notion of proficiency meaningless

No Country for Strong Men

California unions tame the Terminator

Opinion Leaders or Laggards?

Newspaper editorialists support charter schools, split on NCLB

Up or Down the Staircase?

Mentors help interns figure it out

Brand-Name Charters

The franchise model applied to schools

Accountability Left Behind

U.S. Court of Appeals sides with the NEA, would free districts from NCLB requirements

The Reading First Controversy

Promise and perils of federal leadership

Scaling Up in Chile

Larger networks of schools produce higher student achievement

Race to the Top

Business model a guide to replicating quality schools

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