The Case Against School Choice: Politics, Markets and Fools / Edition 1

The Case Against School Choice: Politics, Markets and Fools / Edition 1

by Kevin B. Smith, Kenneth J. Meier
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563245205

ISBN-13: 9781563245206

Pub. Date: 05/31/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Compelling arguments, supported by both anecdotal and empirical evidence to convince readers that school choice does nothing to improve the quality of education. ... Solidly researched and written, Smith's and Meier's effort should sway those still undecided on the issue". — Publishers Weekly  See more details below

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"Compelling arguments, supported by both anecdotal and empirical evidence to convince readers that school choice does nothing to improve the quality of education. ... Solidly researched and written, Smith's and Meier's effort should sway those still undecided on the issue". — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563245206
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/31/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
Ch. 1The Hobgoblins of Education Policy1
Ch. 2Problems, Solutions, and Choices15
Ch. 3The Institutional Theory: School Choice Revisited32
Ch. 4Organization, Competition, and Performance47
Ch. 5Private Schools: The Chicken or the Egg?64
Ch. 6Politics and Performance80
Ch. 7Fixin' What Ain't Broke: Education Performance in the 1980s93
Ch. 8Choice across the Borders107
Ch. 9Conclusion121
Ch. 10Epilogue: Last Choice132
Appendix: Statistical Tables141
References155
Index161

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