Rhetoric vs. Reality: What We Know and What We Need To Know About Vouchers and Charter Schools [NOOK Book]

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How can the education of our nation's children be improved? Vouchers and charter schools aim to improve education by providing families with more choice in the schooling of their children and by decentralizing the provision of educational services. While supporters argue that school choice is essential to rescue children from failing schools, opponents claim that it may destroy America's public education system. The authors undertake an exhaustive and critical view of the evidence on vouchers and charter ...
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Overview


How can the education of our nation's children be improved? Vouchers and charter schools aim to improve education by providing families with more choice in the schooling of their children and by decentralizing the provision of educational services. While supporters argue that school choice is essential to rescue children from failing schools, opponents claim that it may destroy America's public education system. The authors undertake an exhaustive and critical view of the evidence on vouchers and charter schools. The book is a useful, unbiased primer for all those interested in this controversial topic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833032553
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/12/2001
  • Series: Population Matters Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 292
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Dominic Brewer (Ph.D. in Labor Economics, Cornell University, May 1994) is the Director, RAND Education.


Brian P. Gill (Ph.D. Jurisprudence and Social Policy: University of California at Berkeley) is an Associate Policy Analyst in Civil Justice and Education at RAND.


Karen E. Ross (1997 - Present University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies) is a research assistant at RAND.

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