Section 1: Reading the Research

1Dana Goldstein, The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (New York: Doubleday, 2014).

Jeffrey R. Henig, Spin Cycle: How Research Gets Used in Policy Debates—The Case of Charter Schools (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2008).
2Barbara Schneider, Martin Carnoy, Jeremy Kilpatrick, William H. Schmidt, and Richard J. Shavelson, “Estimating Causal Effects Using Experimental and Observational Design: A Think Tank White Paper,” Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2007. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~flayb/MY%20COURSES/Adv%20Eval%20%26%20Res%20Design%20H615%20Fall%202013/Readings/Schneider%20etal07%20Chapter%202%20Causality.pdf
3Jacob Cohen, Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed. (Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1988).
4National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), "A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities,” Washington, DC: NAPCS, 2014. http://www.publiccharters.org/publications/enrollment-share-2014/
5National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS), "Total Number of Schools, 2012–13," in The Public Charter Schools Dashboard, Washington, DC: NAPCS, 2014. http://dashboard.publiccharters.org/dashboard/schools/page/overview/year/2013

Alabama Department of Education, “2015 Legislative Tracking.” http://web.alsde.edu/Home/Legislative/Legislative_Tracking_Regular.aspx
6NAPCS, "Total Number of Schools, 2012–13," 2014. http://dashboard.publiccharters.org/dashboard/schools/page/mgmt/year/2013

Gary Miron and Charisse Gulosino, "Profiles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: Fourteenth Edition—2011–2012," Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center, University of Colorado, 2013. http://nepc.colorado.edu/files/emo-profiles-11-12.pdf
7Henig, Spin Cycle, 2008.
8The Council of State Governments (CSG), "A State Official’s Guide to Science-Based Decision-Making," Lexington, KY: CSG, 2014. http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/SoundScience2014_FINAL_web_0.pdf
9U.S. Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences, "What Works Clearinghouse," Washington, DC: Institute of Education Sciences, 2013. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/document.aspx?sid=15&pid=1
10Jessica Lahey and Tim Lahey, “How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions,” The Atlantic, July 8, 2014. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/07/how-to-read-education-data-without-jumping-to-conclusions/374045/?single_page=true

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