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Charter Schools : Everything You Need to Know to Make the Right Decision for Your Child


Publisher:Prima Lifestyles, 2000



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About the book:

Are you seeking an educational alternative because you are dissatisfied with your child's public school? Charter schoolspublic schools that operate independently of the regulations governing traditional schoolsare becoming increasingly popular with parents who are looking for a better education choice for their children. In fact, Congress recently appropriated $100 million to expand the number of charter schools to 3,000 by 2001.

This informative book gives you everything you need to know about charter schoolsand tells you how they are redefining excellence in education. You'll be led through a step-by-step process that helps you determine whether the charter schools in your area are right for your child. You'll also discover:

" How a charter school can respond to your child's unique talents
" Differences between charter schools and public schools
" Increased learning opportunities stemming from innovative practices and curriculum focus
" And much more!

"This clear, easy-to-read handbook will help every parent find a good fit between their child's needs and a charter school. A great guide!" Cathy Wooley-Brown, Ph.D., Coordinator, Florida charter schools

"A must-read for all parents who want to advocate excellence and
innovation in K12 education." John Nelsen, M.S. Ed., co-director of Oregon Charter School Service Center

"An excellent resource! Every parent should ask these questions of their child's schoolcharter or otherwise." T. Richard Roberson, Jr., J.D., Mississippi Department of Education

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