Education Gadfly’s Chester Finn disses The Charter School Dust-Up: Examining the Evidence on Enrollment and Achievement, by Martin Carnoy, Rebecca Jacobsen, Lawrence Mishel, and Richard Rothstein.
The crucial thing to know about the authors of this 186-pager is that they intensely dislike charter schools and all other threats to the public-school monopoly . . .
The crucial thing to know about the Economic Policy Institute, which sponsored the volume, is that it’s tightly tied to, and supported by, labor unions.
Other than that, he loved it.