Charters, Vouchers, and Public Education / Edition 1

Charters, Vouchers, and Public Education / Edition 1

by Paul E. Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815770278

ISBN-13: 9780815770275

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today-voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City,

Overview

This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today-voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio, school systems. The volume also looks beyond the American experience to consider the impact of market-based education as pioneered by New Zealand. Contributors also take stock of the movement's effects on public schools in particular and public opinion at-large. With thorough summaries of the existing research and the legal issues facing school choice, Charters, Vouchers, and Public Education will be key to readers who want to stay current with the burgeoning debates on vouchers and charter schools. Contributors include Terry Moe (Stanford University and the Hoover Institution), Gregg Vanourek (Yale University), Chester E. Finn Jr. (Manhattan Institute and the Fordham Foundation), Bruno V. Manno (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Michael Mintrom and David Plank (Michigan State University), Helen Ladd (Duke University), Edward Fiske (former New York Times columnist), Jay P. Greene (Manhattan Institute), William G. Howell (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Patrick J. Wolf (Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution), Mark Schneider, Paul Teske, Sara Clark, and S. P. Buckley (SUNY-Stony Brook), Robert Maranto (Villanova University), Frederick Hess (University of Virginia), Scott Milliman (James Madison University), Brett Kleitz (University of Houston), Kristin Thalhammer (St. Olaf College), Joseph Viteritti (New York University), Paul Hill (University of Washington and Brookings Institution), and Diane Ravitch (New York University and Brookings Institution).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815770275
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: A New Direction in Public Education?1
Part 1.Charter Schools
2Charter Schools: Taking Stock19
3School Choice in Michigan43
4Lessons from New Zealand59
Part 2.School Vouchers
5The Hidden Research Consensus for School Choice83
6Going Private102
7School Choice and American Constitutionalism114
8Effects of School Vouchers on Student Test Scores136
Part 3.School Choice and Public Schools
9Hints of the Pick-Axe: Competition and Public Schooling in Milwaukee163
10Can Charter Schools Change Traditional Public Schools?188
11Responding to Competition: School Leaders and School Culture215
Part 4.School Choice and Civic Education
12Making Democratic Education Work241
13Private Schooling and Political Tolerance268
Part 5.Reflections on the Evidence
14Reflections on the School Choice Debate293
15What Is to Be Done?305
Contributors311
Index313

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