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Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking volume are the authors' insights into the latest school choice developments in American education, including new voucher ...
Added to the paperback edition of this groundbreaking volume are the authors' insights into the latest school choice developments in American education, including new voucher initiatives, charter school expansion, and public-school choice under No Child Left Behind. The authors review the significance of state and federal court decisions as well as recent scholarly debates over choice impacts on student performance. In addition, the authors present new findings on which parents choose private schools and the consequences the decision has for their children's education. Updated and expanded, The Education Gap remains an indispensable source of original research on school vouchers.
"The authors' RFT design sets this study apart from most of the earlier school choice studies...the authors' sophisticated and skillfully presented research elevates a debate that has been largely limited to the realm of politics and public opinion...This impressive volume should be required reading for anyone nvolved in K-12 research or policymaking." —Michael F. Addonizio, Wayne State University, Book Review
"This is the most important book ever written on the subject of vouchers." —John E. Brandl, University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
"Love them or hate them, vouchers are on the agenda. Because of the strength of its research design and the daunting financial and administrative hurdles facing anyone who tries to launch another randomized evaluation of vouchers, The Education Gap will provide an important intellectual battleground for the debate over vouchers for years to come." —Alan B. Krueger, Princeton University
"provide[s] convincing evidence that someone should fund a large, multi-year program that pays all the tuition for any low-income parent who wants to send a child to a private school." —Martin Morse Wooster, The Washington Times, 9/22/2002
"A well-crafted piece of work." —Frances C. Fowler, Miami of Ohio University, Educational Researcher, 3/1/2003
"Presents the results of what has been called the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date." — Education Week, 8/7/2002