ecn152-lecture17

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Economics 152:   Economics of Education Professor Scott Carrell Lecture 18:  Charter Schools
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Overview of Today’s Lecture • More on characteristics of charter schools – Focus on charter schools in California • Why charter schools might be good for  education – Same rationale as vouchers • Are students in charter schools doing better than  other public school students?
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Charter Schools • Public schools of choice  – Funded by state and local governments – Attendance not limited to those residing within a  particular attendance zone • Less gov’t oversight than typical public school – Freedom to develop education plan (“charter”) – Often focused on particular subjects or skills Link  to FAQs on California Charter Schools
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Charter Schools in California • Currently 574 charter schools in California,  serving over 200,000 students Links to charter schools in   Oakland Sacramento – Examples of curriculum: • “Project based learning” • “Leadership development” • “Essential skills” • “Big picture design”
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2011 for the course ECN 152 taught by Professor Carrell during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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