New publication from CRPE’s National Charter School Research Project about charter schools. Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2005 looks at achievement, scale, closures, conversions and other hot-button issues in a sober and evenhanded way. Well worth checking out if you follow this issue. Contributors include Paul Hill, Robin Lake, Todd Ziebarth and The Commodore! Disclosure: Eduwonk’s on the advisory board for this project and wrote a section for this report.