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Making up our mind : what school choice is really about

Author: Sigal R Ben-Porath; Michael C Johanek
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: History and philosophy of education.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigal R Ben-Porath; Michael C Johanek
ISBN: 9780226619460 022661946X 9780226619637 022661963X 9780226619774 022661977X
OCLC Number: 1051678049
Description: ix, 180 pages : illustratons ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
School choice today --
Not your parents' schooling --
Design trade-offs --
What follows --
Historical reflections on school choice. Original choices ; An educational ecology emerges ; Between Rome and Albany ; Rebels with causes ; Choosing neighbors and schools ; Brown: crawling past plessy ; The bus stops here ; Experimental visions ; Toward plural public education ; From plural visions to bounded choices ; Federal support shifts from magnets to charters --
The value of choice: a normative assessment. Whose education is it? ; Private options for education consumers ; Schools for the public, by the public ; Can parents be effective education consumers? ; Labs for innovation, or unaccountable "ghost districts"? ; Choice through privatization supports innovation ; The limits of innovation ; Limits of accountability through private choice ; Accountability through transparency ; Accountability through participation ; Accountability through sanctioning ; Accountability through resistance ; Equal access to quality education, or another layer of separation? ; Choice provides equal access to quality education ; Choice creates another layer of inequality and separation ; Higher-quality education? ; Equal access to quality education? ; New layers of separation --
Conclusion: making up our collective mind.
Series Title: History and philosophy of education.
Responsibility: Sigal R. Ben-Porath and Michael C. Johanek.

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