Charter School Operations and Performance: New Evidence from California

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Rand Corporation, Jun 30, 1999 - Education - 312 pages
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Analyzes an array of issues pertaining to accessibility, student achievement, governance, and operation of charter schools in California. Four specific research questions were investigated: (1) What population of students attends charter schools? (2) Is student achievement higher in charter schools than in conventional public schools? (3) What oversight and support do the chartering authorities provide? (4) How do charter schools differ from their conventional public school counterparts in terms of their operation, including finances, academic achievement, and staffing?

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Ron W. Zimmer (Ph.D, University of Kentucky, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration) is an associate policy analyst at RAND whose research expertise is the economics of education.

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