The School Choice Wars

The School Choice Wars

by John Merrifield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810839563

ISBN-13: 9780810839564

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: R&L Education

What does the term 'school choice' mean to you? Opponents of parental choice have muddied its definition, misleading parents and educators and drawing public debate away from the core issues. In a book geared for anyone who wants to better understand this hotly contested topic, Merrifield clarifies the proposals in existence today, defining the key concepts related

Overview

What does the term 'school choice' mean to you? Opponents of parental choice have muddied its definition, misleading parents and educators and drawing public debate away from the core issues. In a book geared for anyone who wants to better understand this hotly contested topic, Merrifield clarifies the proposals in existence today, defining the key concepts related to choice. Arguing for a competitive education industry, he discusses policy and political strategy mistakes while suggesting corrections. This informative book covers government regulation issues, typical fallacies, diversity issues, private voucher initiatives, and experiments and empirical evidence about competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810839564
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Scarecrow Education Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Elements of a Competitive Education Industry Chapter 3 Experiments Chapter 4 Real Evidence About Competition Chapter 5 Liberal/Conservative Role Reversal Chapter 6 Fallacies About School Choice Chapter 7 Government Regulation Issues Chapter 8 The Neglect of Costs Chapter 9 Fund Children or Institutions? Chapter 10 Equity and Equality Chapter 11 Diversity Issues Chapter 12 Strategic and Tactical Fallacies Chapter 13 Private Voucher Initiatives Chapter 14 Teachers Chapter 15 Outlook and Political Strategy

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