A School for Every Child: School Choice in America Today

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In recent years, the many options for alternative school structures have become a pervasive reality for parents and educators alike. Professional educators Drs. Harris and Lowery present a compelling and detailed analysis of the practical and philosophical questions that arise when choosing a magnet, independent, religious, or home schooling system. With millions of children in some sort of alternative school, and with the importance of these questions ever on the rise in the political arena, A School for Every ...
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Overview

In recent years, the many options for alternative school structures have become a pervasive reality for parents and educators alike. Professional educators Drs. Harris and Lowery present a compelling and detailed analysis of the practical and philosophical questions that arise when choosing a magnet, independent, religious, or home schooling system. With millions of children in some sort of alternative school, and with the importance of these questions ever on the rise in the political arena, A School for Every Child is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the current state of education today.
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Public and private school choice options are examined in this work for parents and educators. An introductory chapter examines the concept of school choice. Chapters on different kinds of public and private choices describe educational, financial, and organizational elements of magnet schools, charter schools, public alternative schools, independent private schools, Catholic and Christian schools, and homeschools. A final chapter shows what to look for in choosing a school. Harris teaches at Stephen F. Austin State University, and has experience in the public schools as a teacher and administrator. Lowery is professor and director of PK-12 administrator preparation at the University of Texas-Arlington and a former member of the Texas State Board of Education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810841888
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Scarecrow Education Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 144
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Lowery is a former public school superintendent. She is currently a full professor and chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Sandra Harris is an educator with experience in K-12 public and private schools. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview Chapter 2 Legal Aspects of School Choice Issues Part 3 Public Schools of Choice Chapter 4 Magnet Schools Chapter 5 Charter Schools Chapter 6 Public Alternative Schools Chapter 7 Public Schools and Private Profit: The Challenge of Educational Management Organizations Part 8 Private Schools of Choice Chapter 9 The Independent School Chapter 10 Catholic Schools Chapter 11 Christian Schools Chapter 12 Homeschools Part 13 Choosing Wisely for Our Children Chapter 14 What to Look for in Good Schools Part 15 Conclusion Part 16 Contributors
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