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The case against school choice : politics, markets, and fools

Author: Kevin B Smith; Kenneth J Meier
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public school choice is a policy gaining wide popular and political support. Spurred by perceptions of an education system in crisis, proponents of school choice argue that an education marketplace will produce better schools. Give students and parents choice, these advocates claim, and schools will be forced to improve or close." "The promise of a choice-based system, however, is largely unfulfilled. Despite all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Kevin B., 1963-
Case against school choice.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1995
(OCoLC)622041427
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin B Smith; Kenneth J Meier
ISBN: 1563245191 9781563245190 1563245205 9781563245206
OCLC Number: 31075547
Description: xiv, 167 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Hobgoblins of Education Policy --
Ch. 2. Problems, Solutions, and Choices --
Ch. 3. The Institutional Theory: School Choice Revisited --
Ch. 4. Organization, Competition, and Performance --
Ch. 5. Private Schools: The Chicken or the Egg? --
Ch. 6. Politics and Performance --
Ch. 7. Fixin' What Ain't Broke: Education Performance in the 1980s --
Ch. 8. Choice across the Borders --
Ch. 9. Conclusion --
Ch. 10. Epilogue: Last Choice.
Responsibility: Kevin B. Smith [and] Kenneth J. Meier.

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This discussion of public school choice considers school choice at all levels. It argues that choice programmes: promote inequity rather than improved quality; are expensive; require a large  Read more...

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