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Alternative schooling and school choice

Author: Allan G Osborne, Jr.; Charles J Russo; Gerald Michael Cattaro
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
Series: Debating issues in American education, v. 1
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines alternative schooling and school choice, covering such issues as charter schools, for-profit schools, faith-based schools, magnet schools, and vouchers.
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Alternative schooling and school choice.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2012
(DLC) 2011040901
(OCoLC)756593024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan G Osborne, Jr.; Charles J Russo; Gerald Michael Cattaro
ISBN: 9781452218328 1452218323 9781452266572 1452266573
OCLC Number: 809864210
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 367 pages).
Contents: Are charter schools a viable educational model as an alternative to public education? --
Do ethnocentric charter schools unconstitutionally discriminate on the basis of race and/or national origin? --
Should faith-based charter schools survive constitutional scrutiny? --
Are culturally specific charter schools an appropriate means of preserving Muslim identity? --
Is there any benefit to proprietary for-profit schools? --
Are publicly funded programs that afford parents the option of where to educate their children the most appropriate ways to promote educational choice? --
Should homeschooling be subject to greater state regulation in such areas as teacher qualifications and curricular content? --
Should the Jewish community in the United States provide Jewish day schools for all Jewish children as a means of preserving their Jewish identity? --
Do private, nonsectarian schools enhance student achievement? --
Do magnet schools enhance student achievement? --
Do single-sex classes and/or schools better address the needs of elementary and/or secondary school students? --
Is Head Start worth preserving? --
Are vocational education and apprenticeship programs valuable? --
Are year-round schools an appropriate way to improve student outcomes? --
Are Native American schools a viable means of enhancing student achievement?
Series Title: Debating issues in American education, v. 1
Responsibility: volume editors, Allan G. Osborne, Charles J. Russo, Gerald M. Cattaro.

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