CPRE : Consortium for Policy Research in Education

New Regimes in Education Governance

This project (1996-2002) explored large-scale alterations in the allocation of authority within and between states and districts, such as charter schools in Arizona and Michigan and mayoral takeover of schools in Chicago and Boston. This project asked: How do "regime" changes affect policy? How do mayoral changes in governance come about? How do local districts respond to changes? How do the regime changes interact with other factors? What policy theories underlie large-scale governance and institutional approaches?
A Decade of Charter Schools: From Theory to Practice.
(Katrina Bulkley and Jennifer Fisler, April 2002)

Educational Performance and Charter School Authorizers: The Accountability Bind. (Katrina Bulkley, Education Policy Analysis Archives, 9, 37)

Mayoral Influence, New Regimes, and Public School Governance. (Michael Kirst, May 2002)

A Review of the Research on Charter Schools. (Katrina Bulkley and Jennifer Fisler, June 2002)

Taking Account of Charter Schools: What's Happened and What's Next?
Katrina E. Bulkley and Priscilla Wohlstetter, with foreword by Paul T. Hill
Available from: Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (2003, $34.95).

This book features contributions from today's top scholars in the field of charter school research. This comprehensive volume offers a set of new emprical studies that explore the impact these schools have on teachers, students, educational practices, and school governance.