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So You Want to Start a Charter School? Strategic Advice for Applicants: Recommendations from an Expert Workshop
December, 1996
Marc Dean Millot, Robin Lake

In September of 1995, the Program on Reinventing Public Education invited twelve experts to Seattle for a workshop about the business side of charter school start-up. This report summarizes the strategies for charter school start-up recommended by the workshop participants.


Autonomy, Accountability, and the Values of Public Education
September, 1996
Marc Dean Millot

This report was written for a very specialized audience—individuals considering the passage or amendment of charter school legislation.


The Educational Consequences of Choice
June, 1996
Paul Hill

In this article, Paul Hill argues that there is ample evidence that universal public school choice would strongly benefit all children, including the disadvantaged, by promoting candid and demanding relationships among teachers, parents, and students.


Priority Shift: The Fate of Mandatory Busing for School Desegregation in Seattle and the Nation
March, 1996
Laura Kohn

This paper examines the trend in school districts, across the country and in Seattle, of substantially withdrawing from mandatory integration policies.


What Are Charter Schools? An Introduction to the Concept and the Statutes
December, 1995
Marc Dean Millot

This article provides details about the charter school concept: its relationship to other well-known proposals for school reform, the essential characteristics of a charter school, and the approaches taken by states to implement the charter concept.


High Schools with Character
August, 1990
Paul Hill, Gail E. Foster, Tamar Gendler

This paper analyzes big-city high schools: how they function and how the education of the low-income minority youth in these high schools can be improved.

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