Autonomy, Accountability, and the Values of Public Education

September 1996

This report was written for a very specialized audience—individuals considering the passage or amendment of charter school legislation, including: state legislators; policymakers in state education agencies; and the legislative staffs of such interest groups as teachers unions, parent-teacher associations, business groups involved in public education, and state associations of superintendents and school board members.

Charter school applicants and operators may profit from the report's discussion of issues affecting a school's autonomy and accountability, but the report is intended to analyze and improve charter school legislation.