The Future of School Choice

Overview

In the most anticipated decision of its 2002 term, the Supreme Court ruled that the school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, did not violate the Constitution's ban on the "establishment" of religion. In this book, the authors examine the meaning of the Supreme Court decision and consider the new political and policy context it has created.
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Overview

In the most anticipated decision of its 2002 term, the Supreme Court ruled that the school voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, did not violate the Constitution's ban on the "establishment" of religion. In this book, the authors examine the meaning of the Supreme Court decision and consider the new political and policy context it has created.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817939526
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Hoover inst press Publication
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul E. Peterson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task force on K-12 Education. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and the director of the Program on Education, Policy and Governance at Harvard University. His current research interests include educational policy, federalism, and urban policy, and he is currently evaluating the effectiveness of school voucher plans around the country.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: After Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, What Next? 1
Pt. 1 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris: Constitutional and Philosophical Implications
1 The Equality Principle 25
2 Seminal or Symbolic? 35
3 Sunshine Replaces the Cloud 55
4 The Need for Secular Choice 87
5 Liberalism and School Choice 107
Pt. 2 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris: Policy Implications
6 The Future of School Vouchers 135
7 The Future of Tax Credits 157
8 The Future of Charter Schools 187
9 Implementing No Child Left Behind 213
10 Freedom and Accountability: An International Overview 227
Index 261
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