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Serving Our Children: Charter School And The Reform Of American Public Education [Paperback]

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Public education is failing America's children---especially those in poor urban areas. Former Washington, D.C. Council member Kevin Chavous has long been an outspoken advocate for educational reform through the charter school movement. In his book "Serving Our Children," Chavous explores what his city has learned from the charter school experience and what it means to American public education as a whole. Chavous shows how charter schools can serve as models for national public education reform across the country. He describes how greater flexibility and autonomy allow these schools to better serve the needs of students and their families.

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Pages   182
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 20, 2005
Publisher   Capital Books (VA)
ISBN  1933102020  
ISBN13  9781933102023  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kevin P. Chavous is a noted attorney, national school reform leader, and author of Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education. Chavous has served on boards of charters schools in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. From 1993-2005, Chavous served on the Council of the District of Columbia, where as education committee chair, he helped to usher charter schools and parental choice into the District of Columbia.

Kevin P. Chavous currently resides in Wasnington, in the state of District Of Columbia.

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Parting Words for Councilman Chavous  Feb 20, 2006
Two things anyone should take in to account before cracking this book.

1. Charter schools were not the product of a mass demand by the residents of DC. It was essentially forced on the DC by the Republican dominated Congress. DC public schools have major problems, but that is hardly an excuse to force conservative social experiments on an unwilling population.

2. Councilman Chavous was voted out of office soon after thsi book was published. It seems his constituents were not too hot on his advocacy of charter schools.
Interesting Arguement for Educational Reform  Jul 14, 2004
Kevin Chavous, a council member in Washington, D.C., thinks that charter schools are the answer to America's failing education system. With his eloquent writing style and genuine passion for the topic, "Serving Our Children" offers a unique analysis of one of America's biggest problems. I wonder what the Presidential canidates would think of this book.

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