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Vouchers within reason : a child-centered approach to education reform

Author: James G Dwyer
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2002.
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Dwyer makes the case that state funding of religious and other private schools is not only permissible, but mandatory, as a moral and constitutional right of the children already in private schools. In Vouchers within reason, he also demonstrates the necessity of attaching to that funding robust standards for the content and nature of instruction and for treatment of students. These are just the sort of regulatory  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Dwyer
ISBN: 0801439485 9780801439483
OCLC Number: 46974988
Description: vii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Vouchers and adult-centered legal reasoning --
Education reform and adult-centered political theory --
A utilitarian assessment of vouchers --
A moral rights-based assessment --
Making sense of antiestablishment principles --
The equal protection strategy for compelling aid to religious schools --
An introduction to the real world --
A moral assessment of existing voucher programs --
Applying constitutional principles to vouchers in the real world.
Responsibility: James G. Dwyer.


Observing the storm of recent debates around school vouchers, James G. Dwyer concludes that the welfare of children has been routinely subordinated to the interests and supposed rights of various  Read more...


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"Dwyer makes a strong case for educational vouchers, arguing that they offer the most child-centered options available for obtaining good schooling.... His assertions are provocative, and his Read more...

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