School Vouchers And Privatization

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The book covers everything from school vouchers to little-known market-based educational reforms like for-profit management of public schools, commercialism in the classroom, philanthropic tuition sponsorships, faith-based charities, educational tax credits, corporate curriculum, and advertising as well as exclusive agreements between companies and schools. It includes case studies of two well-established voucher systems: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the private national voucher policy in Chile, a ...

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Overview

The book covers everything from school vouchers to little-known market-based educational reforms like for-profit management of public schools, commercialism in the classroom, philanthropic tuition sponsorships, faith-based charities, educational tax credits, corporate curriculum, and advertising as well as exclusive agreements between companies and schools. It includes case studies of two well-established voucher systems: the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the private national voucher policy in Chile, a program started in l973. The book also includes a chronology, directories, bibliographies, and other reference content.

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"[A] thought-provoking book that looks at both the theoretical and empirical issues surrounding school privatization … Throughout the discussion, Weil produces a fair and balanced treatment of some truly controversial issues. A must-read for those interested in the privatization of U.S. schools. Essential. All levels."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576073469
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/9/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Pages: 338
  • Age range: 12 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments and Dedication
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Chronology 29
Ch. 3 Privatization and School Choice 45
Ch. 4 The Privatization of Education: Arguments and Controversies 81
Ch. 5 Vouchers and the Law: Drawing Conclusions from Research 127
Ch. 6 Private Scholarships and Faith-Based Charitable Contributions 179
Ch. 7 From Learning Centers to Earning Centers? 203
Ch. 8 Managing Public Schools for Profit: The Rise of the Educational Management Organization 223
Ch. 9 Epilogue 239
Ch. 10 Selected Print and Nonprint Resources 249
Ch. 11 Directory of Organizations, Associations, and Government Agencies 259
Index 297
About the Author 320
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