chapter  2
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Chartered Governance of Urban Public Schools

The charter school's approach to educational governance can be helpful to those in urban areas laboring to broaden and improve the educational opportunities available to families and the educational outcomes achieved by urban school children. The conventional approach to the governance of public education views schools as unifonn instrumentalities of government. In other words, they are owned and operated by school boards, staffed by government employees, and held accountable to government regulations, central office prescriptions, and union contract provisions.