Faculty Book: Michael Fabricant & Michelle Fine
Michael Fabricant and Michelle Fine
Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education
(Teachers College Press, 2012)
This book aims to reset the discourse on charter schooling by systematically exploring the gap between the promise and the performance of charter schools. The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative for these children. This essential introduction includes a detailed history of the charter movement, an analysis of the politics and economics driving the movement, documentation of actual student outcomes, and alternative approaches to transforming public education so that it serves all children. Michael Fabricant (Prof., Hunter) serves on the doctoral faculty in social welfare, and Michelle Fine (Dist. Prof., GC) is on the doctoral faculty in psychology and urban education.
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Submitted on: MAY 8, 2012