Rhetoric Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Need to Know about School Vouchers and Charter Schools

Rhetoric Versus Reality: What We Know and What We Need to Know about School Vouchers and Charter Schools

by Brian P. Gill, Michael Timpane, Karen E. Ross, Dominic J. Brewer
     
 

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Vouchers and charter schools aim to improve education by providing families with more choice in their children's schooling children and by decentralizing provision of educational services. This book reviews the theoretical foundations for vouchers and charter schools and presents new evidence of their effectiveness in academic achievement. It also examines outcomes in… See more details below

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Vouchers and charter schools aim to improve education by providing families with more choice in their children's schooling children and by decentralizing provision of educational services. This book reviews the theoretical foundations for vouchers and charter schools and presents new evidence of their effectiveness in academic achievement. It also examines outcomes in family choice, equitable access, racial/ethnic integration, and civic socialization. Recommendations are made for designing voucher and charter policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833027658
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
01/02/2001
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.63(d)

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A detailed look at what is known about the effects of school choice.

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