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Capitalism and education : how overcoming our fear of markets and economics can improve America's schools

Author: Herbert J Walberg; Joseph L Bast
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, ©2003.
Series: Hoover Institution Press publication, 521.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Privatization of public education would provide better schools for children, teachers, parents, policymakers, and taxpayers.
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Walberg, Herbert J., 1937-
Education and capitalism.
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, c2003
(OCoLC)621890682
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert J Walberg; Joseph L Bast
ISBN: 0817939717 9780817939717 0817939725 9780817939724
OCLC Number: 52721291
Description: xxvi, 362 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The need for school reform. Failure of the public school monopoly ; Why government schools fail ; How a capitalist school system would work --
pt. II. Can capitalism be trusted? What is capitalism? ; Nine myths about capitalism ; Capitalism and morality ; Capitalism and intellectuals --
pt. III. Education and capitalism. What is economics? ; The economics of education ; Privatization and school choice --
pt. IV. Doing it right. School vouchers ; Design guidelines for school vouchers ; Conclusion --
Why conservatives and libertarians should support vouchers.
Series Title: Hoover Institution Press publication, 521.
Responsibility: Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph L. Bast.

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The authors call on the need to combine education with capitalism. Drawing on insights and findings from history, psychology, sociology, political science, and economics, they show how, if our  Read more...

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