A Charter School Story: Hawaii's Experience in Creating A Charter School System

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A Charter School Story describes the challenges and sucesses in Hawaii's efforts to creat a charter school system. For two years Jim Shon was its chief administrator - charged not only with securing funding and amending Hawaii's laws, but also with explaining how charter schools are different, and why they deserve our full support. If you are wondering what the charter school movement is all about, and where charters fit in the reform of public education, Shon's chronicle of his stormy and controversial tenure is worth reading. If you are thinking of starting your own charter school, this book tells you what you are in for.
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  • By director
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Curtis Muraoka" Jim Shon's account of the tribulations of Hawaii's charter schools, and his own tenure as Executive Director, paints a balanced view of the give and take involved in breaking ranks from a mammoth bureacracy. Hawaii's single-system Department of Education and its culture, versus the fledgling start-up charter schools established between 2000 and 2003, represent a classic struggle between what-is and what-could-be. His direct references to political entanglements and the system's dynamics are especially revealing of the behind-the-scenes elements that on the surface should have nothing to do with the welfare of children, yet directly impact these very clients they should be serving. His record of these grass-roots efforts to bring Project Based Learning, Native Hawaiian Cultural Education and other forward thinking, place-based pedagogy into an otherwise homogeneous, and some would say stagnant, bureacracy makes for valuable brain food for anyone considering... More > jumping ship to start a new direction away from Hawaii's educational establishment.< Less
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James Shon
September 29, 2011
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