The summer 2015 issue of The American Prospect, a progressive public policy magazine founded in 1990, references AISR's recently released
 Public Accountability for Charter Schools: Standards and Policy Recommendations for Effective Oversight (September 2014).

1045 The standards and policy recommendations in this report aim to ensure that there is a level playing field between traditional public schools and public charter schools, and that charters are fully transparent and accountable to the communities they serve.

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When Charters go Union
by Rachel M. Cohen, The American Prospect (Spring 2015)

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"...In 2014the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University released a report that documented a host of charter school problems, ranging from uneven academic performance to funding schemes that destabilized neighboring schools. The report laid out national policy recommendations designed to promote increased accountability, transparency, and equity.

The AFT and NEA came out strongly in support of the Annenberg standards, and have been working to promote them to state legislatures and school boards around the country."