This article makes the claim that, “Americans have met the challenge of closing the learning gap by increasing the standard and stimulating the evolutionary process in delivery through the charter school system.” This claim is inconsistent with the body of evidence on charter schools in the
· Ruth Baumann
· Gerry Connelly, Co Director Education Sustainability Development Academy, York University
· Kathleen Gallagher, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Avis Glaze, President, Edu-quest International Inc.
· Joan M. Green, Founding CEO, Educational Quality and Accountability Office
· Sue Herbert
· Ken Leithwood, Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Ben Levin, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Penny Milton, CEO Canadian Education Association
· Charles E. Pascal, Professor,
· Jim Slotta, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
· Charles Ungerleider, Professor, Sociology of Education, The University of
Please see the following studies on the issue of charter schools:
Bifulco, R., & Ladd, H. F. (2006, March 26). The impacts of charter schools on student achievement: Evidence from North Carolina. Retrieved December 6, 2009, from Education Finance and Policy: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/edfp.2006.1.1.50
Chung, J. Y., Shin, I.-S., & Lee, H. (2009). The effectiveness of charter school Synthesizing standardized mean-changes. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy , 61-80.
Miron, G., & Applegate, B. (2009, June). Review of “Multiple choice: Charter school performancein 16 states". Retrieved December 6, 2009, from Boulder and Tempe: Education and the Public Interest Center & Education: http://epicpolicy.org/thinktank/review-multiple-choice
Sass, T. R. (2006, March 26). Charter schools and student achievement in Florida. Retrieved December 6, 2009, from Education Finance and Policy: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/edfp.2006.1.1.91
Witte, J. F. (2004). Is it Privatization or Educational Choice that Matters? Comments on "Market- Versus Mission-Oriented Charter Schools". Social Science Quarterly , 1052-1056.
This response was published in the December 15th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press.