Critical Policy Analysis: A Focus on Charter Schools

Amy Stuart Wells
Charter School Reform in Historical and Political Perspective: Common Themes of "Uncommon" Schools
Monday, March 29, 1999 3:30PM in room 8417 Social Science
The Politics of Accountability: Charter Schools and Local Boards of Education
Wednesday, March 31, 1999 3:30PM in room 8417 Social Science
Seminar for students and faculty
Thursday, April 1, 1999 12:20PM in room 8108 Social Science

    Amy Stuart Wells is Professor of Educational Policy in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, at University of California, Los Angeles, where she directs The Charter School Study.  Her research explores the cultural and economic underpinning of conservative educational policies.  Wells also researches the outcomes of conservative educational initiatives such as school choice and the charter school movement, in particular the differential race and class outcomes of such policies.  Two of her  recent publications are Stepping Over the Color Line:  African-American Students in White Suburban Schools (with Robert L. Crain), 1997 and Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform in California:  A Study of Ten California School Districts, 1998.  Forthcoming this year (with Alejandro Lopez), is "Charter Schools as Postmodern Paradox:  Rethinking Social Stratification in an Age of Deregulated School Choice," in the Harvard Educational Review.