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Can Teachers Run Their Own Schools? Tales from the Islands of Teacher Cooperatives
Authors: Charles Taylor Kerchner with the assistance of Laura Steen Mulfinger

Teacher-run schools are delightful islands, freed from many of the battles that rage around conventional public schools. They are unlikely to constitute the "next" public education, and there are probably significant limits on how fast and far they will grow. Still, they exhibit changes in responsibility and job roles that would have great promise if they were artfully borrowed by district-run schools. This case study visits the Avalon School in St. Paul, MN and schools in Milwaukee as it examines the politics of learning and teaching in unusual ways. The entire case study is available in PDF form by clicking here. and the Appendix here .

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Date submitted: 09/30/2010
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