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Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education (Capital Currents Book)

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Public education is failing America's children--especially those in poor urban areas. D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of our children. In Serving Our Children, Mr. Chavous, who has been at the forefront of the charter school movement, explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole. In just five short years, under Mr. Chavous's leadership, charter schools in Washington went from zero to nearly forty and currently enroll about 11,000 students in six schools. These schools provide more than traditional public schools can--wrap around services to poor children who are hungry, inadequately clothed, lacking sleep, and sometimes exposed to physical and emotional violence. Mr. Chavous uses D.C.'s charter schools to demonstrate how their greater flexibility and autonomy allows them to better serve the social, economic, language, and educational needs of students and their families--services these children need to succeed in school. He admits that charter schools are not without their critics and explains why, but he argues that these schools are an important model for the educational reform that must take place if our children are to carry America into a brighter future.

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Chavous (education law, Washington College of Law, American U.) is a leading national advocate for school choice and has been chair of the Council of the District of Columbia's Committee on Education, Libraries and Recreation since 1996. Using Washington, D.C.'s experiences with charter schools as a primary foundation, he draws on anecdotes, research, interviews, and other resources to provide a holistic framework of short- and long-term solutions to the shortcomings of the American education system. Academic but accessible to the general reader. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Public education is failing America's children--especially those in poor urban areas. D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of our children. In Serving Our Children, Mr. Chavous, who has been at the forefront of the charter school movement, explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole.

Synopsis:

Washington, D.C., council member Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of the nation's children. Having been at the forefront of the charter school movement, Chavous now explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931868693
Author:
Chavous, Kevin P
Publisher:
Capital Books (VA)
Author:
Chavous, Kevin P.
Location:
Sterling, Va.
Subject:
Experimental Methods
Subject:
Educational change
Subject:
Public schools
Subject:
Charter schools
Subject:
Administration - General
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Capital Currents Book
Series Volume:
3122
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8.74x5.78x.95 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Public education is failing America's children--especially those in poor urban areas. D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of our children. In Serving Our Children, Mr. Chavous, who has been at the forefront of the charter school movement, explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole.
"Synopsis" by , Washington, D.C., council member Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform that serves the needs of all of the nation's children. Having been at the forefront of the charter school movement, Chavous now explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole.
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