Choice with Equity

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This review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools—and shows how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes opponents fear.
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Overview

This review of the furious national debate over school choice examines the benefits of choice for children, families, and schools—and shows how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes opponents fear.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817938925
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Hoover inst press Publication
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Williamson M. Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. He specializes in research on education policy - especially as it pertains to curriculum, teaching, testing, and accountability from kindergarten through high school. From July to December 2003, he served as senior adviser for education to Administrator L. Paul Bremer of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. Herbert J. Walberg is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of its Task Force on K–12 Education, is University Scholar and emeritus professor of education and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on educational productivity and human accomplishments.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Baselines for Assessment of Choice Programs 15
Ch. 3 Who Chooses? Who Uses? Participation in a National School Voucher Program 51
Ch. 4 A Supply-Side View of Student Selectivity 85
Ch. 5 Will Quality of Peers Doom Those Left in the Public Schools? 121
Ch. 6 How School Choice Affects the Achievement of Public School Students 141
Ch. 7 The Structure of School Choice 179
Contributors 213
Index 217
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