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

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780833027658
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/2/2001
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface
Summary
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Family Choice and the Common School 1
Ch. 2 Vouchers and Charters in Policy and Practice 33
Ch. 3 Academic Achievement 69
Ch. 4 Choice 115
Ch. 5 Access 139
Ch. 6 Integration 157
Ch. 7 Civic Socialization 185
Ch. 8 Conclusions and Policy Implications 201
References 235
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