Charter School Scandals tells you all you want to know about the serious problems found with charter schools across the nation. Sharon Higgins also blogs on The Broad Report and The Perimeter Primate.
Stephen Danley is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers-Camden University. His blog which includes the Local Knowledge Blog deals with “research involving urban neighborhoods as well as partnership and protest in cities. He has a particular soft spot for both Camden, NJ and New Orleans, LA.” There’s more and he has received many honors…. Check it out.
Stop Rocketship Education Now! is a website full of interesting information concerning Rocketship Charter Schools. The website involves feedback from 50 members of the community of Washington/Tamien in Santa Clara and San Jose, CA. There is a lot of coverage here concerning Rocketship’s education program and how the community is following this school’s business in the community. They include other information about charter schools and Rocketship. The main goal of the citizens is to bring awareness to the troubling impact of Rocketship has had on their local school district. It includes a Latino information page and a petition.
The Southern Poverty Law Center “is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.” They currently represent students with disabilities in New Orleans. They have a lot of publications having to do with fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.
Scott, Janelle. 2009. “The Politics of Venture Philanthropy in Charter School Policy and Advocacy” Educational Policy. 23 (1): 106-136.
The Charter School Dust-Up:Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement, by Martin Carnoy, Rebecca Jacobsen, Lawrence Mishel, and Richard Rothstein
What’s Public About Charter Schools? Lessons Learned About Choice and Accountability by Gary Miron and Christopher Nelson
Where Charter School Policy Fails: The Problems of Accountability and Equity Edited by Amy Wells