Unchartered Waters? Hardly

Much of what is said in Richmond about "charter schools" is "emotional" as opposed to "factual."

The links below are for your edification.
American Federation of Teachers, "Do Charter Schools Measure Up?: The Charter School Experiment After 10 Years," 2002.
Anderson, L. et al. "A Decade of Public Charter Schools," SRI International, 2002. (Requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader.)
Center for Education Reform, "Charter Schools 2002: Re-sults From CER's Annual Survey of America's Charter Schools," 2002. (Requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader.)
Center for Education Reform "Nine Lies About School Choice: Answering the Critics," 2003.
Center for Education Reform, "Charter School Fast Facts," 2004.
The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, "Charter Schools and Race: A Lost Opportunity For Integrated Education," 2003.
Ericson, J. and Silverman, D., "Challenge and Opportunity: The Impact of Charter Schools on School Districts," U.S. Department of Education, 2001.
Legislative Office of Education and Oversight, "Community Schools in Ohio: Final Report on Student Performance, Parent Satisfaction, and Accountability, 2003.
Miron, G. and Horn, J., "Evaluation of the Michigan Charter School Initiative," Western Michigan University Evaluation Center, 2000.
Miron, G., et al., "Strenthening Pennsylvania's Charter School Reform: Findings From the Statewide Evaluation and Discussion of Relevant Policy Issues," Western Michigan University Evaluation Center, 2002.
The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Re-search, "Evaluating Charter Schools in North Carolina," news release, 2002.
RAND Corp., "Charter School Op-erations and Performance: Evidence from California," 2003.
Slovacek S.P, et al. "California Charter Schools Serving Low-SES Students: An Analysis of the Academic Performance In-dex," California State University-Los Angeles, 2002.
Solmon, L., et al. "Comparison of Traditional Public Schools and Charter Schools on Retention, School Switching, and Achievement Growth," Goldwater Institute, 2004.
U.S. Department of Education, "The State of Charter Schools 2000: Fourth-Year Report," 2000. <