School Choice and Social Controversy

School Choice and Social Controversy

Henig , " The Local Dynamics of Choice . " 22. Barbara Schneider , Kathryn S. Schiller , and James S. Coleman , " Public School Choice : Some Evidence from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 , " Educational Evaluation ...

Author: Stephen D. Sugarman

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815721080

Category: Education

Page: 390

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In this important new volume, distinguished legal and public policy scholars address issues that are critical to the successful drafting and implementation of school choice programs, yet are usually overlooked in the choice debate. They explore whether school choice is a threat or an opportunity to the many children who are largely deprived of choice today and they offer a variety of perspectives, with some authors enthusiastic, others more skeptical. The book begins with a discussion of the types and extent of school choice, what is known about its consequences, and how politics has influenced its development. It then focuses on three important public policy issues: how school choice can revolutionize the way schools are financed, what policy interventions are necessary to increase the supply of choice schools, and how choice programs can be held accountable to parents and the state without undermining institutional autonomy. The book addresses legal issues, including whether public and private choice schools will be required to observe student and teacher rights generally recognized in traditional public schools, how the religion and speech clauses of the First Amendment may affect the participation of religious schools in school choice programs, whether school choice will enhance or aggravate opportunities for racial justice, what the implications of school choice are for teacher unions and collective bargaining, and whether children with disabilities will be accommodated in school choice programs under federal disability law. Throughout the book, the authors offer recommendations for public policy development. The contributors are Jeffrey Henig, Robert Bulman and David L. Kirp, Paul T. Hill, Robert M. O'Neil, Jesse H. Choper, Betsy Levin, William G. Buss, and Laura F. Rothstein. Stephen D. Sugarman is Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Frank R. Kemerer is Regents Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Education Reform at the University of North Texas.
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The School Choice Hoax

The School Choice Hoax

But if charter schools and school vouchers are not meeting expectations , it can be blamed in large part on the absurdly unrealistic expectations set by choice advocates themselves . In their zeal to push these two reforms , choice fans ...

Author: Ronald G. Corwin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275986950

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The School Choice Hoax re-directs the nation's attention from the misleading hard sell for charter schools and education vouchers to the realities; rather than competing, choice schools and public schools should be cooperating to provide improved education across the spectrum.
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School Choice and the Future of American Democracy

School Choice and the Future of American Democracy

in Jane Hannaway and Martin Carnoy , eds . , Decentralization and School Improvement ( San Francisco : JosseyBass , 1993 ) . Carnoy incorporates Hirschman's theory of voice in his critique of school choice by emphasizing this activist ...

Author: Scott Franklin Abernathy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472022229

Category: Education

Page: 168

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In School Choice and the Future of American Democracy, Scott Franklin Abernathy shows what is lost in the school choice debate. Abernathy looks at parents as citizens who exert power over the educational system through everything from their votes on school budgets to their membership on school boards. Challenging the assumption that public schools will improve when confronted with market-based reforms, Abernathy examines the possibility that public schools will become more disconnected and isolated as civic life is privatized. Scott Abernathy takes up big questions and provides answers grounded in the complex reality of policy and politics. School Choice and the Future of American Democracy is a book written for those who understand that the world does not fit the simple explanations too often put forward. --Clarence Stone, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, and Research Professor, George Washington University Will school choice revive or eviscerate democratic processes and institutions? Will it narrow or exacerbate the range of educational inequities? This book takes several differently angled slices into these questions and draws intriguing answers. --Jeffrey R. Henig, Teachers College, Columbia University, and author of Rethinking School Choice: Limits of the Market Metaphor Through extensive research and refreshingly impartial analysis, Scott Abernathy probes how the use of market principles to reform public schools affects democratic citizenship. Treating citizens first and foremost as customers, he finds, threatens civic engagement and the well-being of schools, especially in the nation's neediest communities. This thoughtful and balanced appraisal is must-reading for those concerned about the future of American education and democracy. --Suzanne Mettler, Alumni Associate Professor, Syracuse University, and author of Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation Scott Franklin Abernathy is Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
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School Choice Policies and Outcomes

School Choice Policies and Outcomes

Peterson and Du: “The Effectivenss of School Choice in Milwaukee: A Secondary Analysis of Data from the Program's Evaluation” (Madison, WI: Department of Political Science and The Robert La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, ...

Author: Walter Feinberg

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791477717

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Provides a clear assessment of all sides of the school choice debate.
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School Choice

School Choice

Doing It the Right Way Makes a Difference: A Report from the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education Brown Center on Education Policy. 2. District allows some families to choose among district - run alternative or magnet ...

Author: Brown Center on Education Policy

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815721161

Category: Education

Page: 42

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In going about its work, the commission reviewed the possible effects of school choice in light of the core value of public education: that all children should be thoroughly educated, so that they may pursue their own dreams and contribute to a democratic, egalitarian, and prosperous American society. Drawing from that premise, the commission explored choice in terms of four key issues: benefits to children whose parents choose new schools; benefits to children whose families do not exercise choice; effects on the national commitment to equal opportunity and school desegregation; and advancement of social cohesion and common democratic values.
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School Choice

School Choice

While school choice proponents have pointed to the potential of school choice to improve and innovate teaching and learning in the classroom , parents do not rely exclusively on such formal information about schools to make decisions .

Author: David R. Garcia

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262535908

Category: Education

Page: 216

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An accessible guide to the major issues and arguments surrounding school choice. The issues and arguments surrounding school choice are sometimes hijacked to make political points about government control, democratic ideals, the public good, and privatization. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, David Garcia avoids partisan arguments to offer an accessible, objective, and comprehensive guide to school choice. He first outlines the different types of school choice, including home schooling, private schools, freedom-of-choice plans, magnet schools, charter schools, vouchers, and education savings accounts. Two themes emerge as particularly resonant in the American school choice debate: the long history of school desegregation, and debates over the roles and responsibilities of government. Is education a public good, for the collective benefit of society, or a private good, to benefit the individual? Garcia describes and evaluates the major arguments supporting school choice policies: the elimination of government bureaucracies, the introduction of competition into education through market forces, the promotion of parental choice, and the casting of school choice as a civil right. He examines the research on the effects of school choice and summarizes general trends. Finally, he considers how school choice policies are likely to evolve. He notes that the Trump administration's Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is an advocate for school choice, and that the administration's budget allocations signal a deliberate shift from long-standing federal policies that provide supplemental funding for low-income schools. Instead, new policies provide incentives for low-income families to leave public schools altogether through choice. This book will be an essential resource for participating in the debates that are sure to follow.
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School Choice in China

School Choice in China

criticism about school choice is the requirement ofa choice fee. The higher the choice fee, the more severe the criticism. One reason for such criticism may be related to the Chinese term “yiwu jiaoyu” (compulsory education), ...

Author: Wu Xiaoxin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134675876

Category: Education

Page: 168

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School Choice in China explores the major characteristics of schooling options in China, highlighting how largely middle-class parents exploit their cultural, economic and social capital for their children's admission into choice schools. It highlights how payments such as choice fees, donations, prize-winning certificates and awards, as well as the use of guanxi, result in Chinese school choice as a parent-driven, bottom-up movement. The author also explores how schools and local governments cash in on the school choice fever in order to obtain significant economic returns, leading to policies that accommodate the needs of mostly middle-class families. He argues that although this system seems to create winners among the parties involved, it exacerbates the educational inequality that already exists in Chinese society. Chapters include: Positional competition for cultural capital Exploitation of social capital Economics of school choice Class reproduction through parental choice This book is not simply a detailed analysis of Chinese school choice practices, but also a study of the competitive middle class search for advantage for their children. As such it will be beneficial to undergraduates, postgraduates, education professionals, policy makers, and anyone with an interest in education, sociology, social policy, and the rise and future of China.
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The Wiley Handbook of School Choice

The Wiley Handbook of School Choice

“market” for choice. In this sense, school choice today is a constellation of hundreds—possibly thousands—of separate markets, sometimes over‐lapping, and often composed of widely differing mechanisms. School choice mechanisms have ...

Author: Robert A. Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119082569

Category: Education

Page: 584

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The Wiley Handbook of School Choice presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing the wide range of alternatives to traditional public schools available in contemporary US society. A comprehensive collection of the latest research findings on school choices in the US, including charter schools, magnet schools, school vouchers, home schooling, private schools, and virtual schools Viewpoints of both advocates and opponents of each school choice provide balanced examinations and opinions Perspectives drawn from both established researchers and practicing professionals in the U.S. and abroad and from across the educational spectrum gives a holistic outlook Includes thorough coverage of the history of traditional education in the US, its current state, and predictions for the future of each alternative school choice
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School Choice at the Crossroads

School Choice at the Crossroads

Retrieved from https://edex.s3- us-west2.amazonaws.com/publication/pdfs/FORDHAM%20Ed%20Choice%20Evaluation%20Report_online%20edition.pdf. Forster, G. (2016). A win-win solution: The empirical evidence on school choice.

Author: Mark Berends

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351213295

Category: Education

Page: 260

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School Choice at the Crossroads compiles exemplary, policy-relevant research on school choice options—voucher, private, charter, and traditional public schools—as they have been implemented across the nation. Renowned contributors highlight the latest rigorous research findings and implications on school vouchers, tuition tax credits, and charter schools in states and local areas at the forefront of school choice policy. Examining national and state-level perspectives, each chapter discusses the effects of choice and vouchers on student outcomes, the processes of choice, supportive conditions of school choice programs, comparative features of school choice, and future research. This timely volume addresses whether school choice works, under what conditions, and for whom—further informing educational research, policy, and practice.
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School Choice A Balanced Approach

School Choice  A Balanced Approach

Second, for those studies that have attempted to assess the effects of school choice, it is not clear whether this ... Many studies have focused on how choice affects: (1) the distribution of students among schools (Ball, 2003; Woods, ...

Author: William H. Jeynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440828362

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Are public charter schools more effective than traditional public schools? This book provides quantitative evidence to answer this question and considers a better way to undertake a policy of school choice. • Supplies a unique evaluation of the school choice issue that is based, in part, on meta-analysis, an approach that allows social scientists to conclude which school choice policy would be the most productive and enables readers to easily grasp what the overall body of research indicates • Fairly presents and considers the points raised both by advocates and opponents of school choice • Examines the complex issue of school choice from a number of different perspectives, including a historical view, from the aspect of policymaking, and in terms of data analysis • Considers the popular theory among social scientists that allowing private schools to become more involved in education could relieve the federal government of some of its financial burden from education
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