CHARTER SCHOOLS IN ACTION
I co-authored Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Bruno V. Manno, two distinguished education reformers. The book, based on the largest data set on charter schools at the time and since translated into Japanese, outlines a bold vision for how to renew public education with the needs of children, families, and educators in mind. It draws on interviews with hundreds of education entrepreneurs, leaders, and teachers and surveys of thousands of education stakeholders. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
"The charter school movement is one of the most promising reforms to hit public education in a long time, and no one is better prepared to explain its significance than Finn, Manno, and Vanourek. These scholars have been studying the ins and outs and ups and downs of charter schools from the beginning, documenting the successes and limitations of the charter model for policymakers in Congress and in statehouses across the country. Now they are doing the same for the general public with this informative, insightful, and inspiring book. I would encourage anyone who cares about the future of our public schools to read it." —Senator Joseph Lieberman
"A book that is masterful for its clarity of purpose, organization, and at times humor . . . This is a book that anyone with an interest in seriously reforming public education will find useful."
-Nina Rees, President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
"The best book yet on charter schools."
-David Osborne, Washington Post Magazine
"A book that anyone interested in learning how charter schools have changed American education needs to read."
-Martin Morse Wooster, The Washington Times
"These scholars have been studying the ins and outs and ups and downs of charter schools from the beginning…. I would encourage anyone who cares about the future of our public schools to read it."
-U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
"This book offers the most authoritative account yet of the American charter schools movement. It is wide-ranging in scope, brimming with important new data, beautifully written and argued, and crafted with insight and intelligence."
-Terry M. Moe, Stanford University
"This book does a superb job of representing the charter school movement.... It will become a backbone―if not the backbone―of charter school knowledge for a wide range of readers."
-Caroline M. Hoxby, Harvard University
"An original and valuable book. No other book provides such a thorough overview of the thinking behind the charter school movement, and so carefully puts charter schools in context of other efforts to improve education. It should be must-reading for state legislators, public school administrators, school board members, education reporters, philanthropists, and people interested in operating charter schools."
-Paul Hill, University of Washington