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A Think Twice Review of:

Charter Schools: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education

Think Twice - Jan 20, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - Brookings Institute at Brown

Author(s) -

This report summarizes evidence from five studies of student achievement in popular urban charter schools and two studies on charter school revenues and combines it with the authors' judgment and experience to make recommendations regarding the federal role in charter schools.

Reviewer(s) - Gary Miron, Western Michigan University

Miron's review finds that while some of the recommendations are reasonable, two key recommendations related to charter school facilities and funding are poorly developed and based on a narrow and misleading view of the evidence which undermines the utility of the report.