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The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education: The Choice Movement in North Carolina and the United States
     

The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education: The Choice Movement in North Carolina and the United States

by W. Lewis
 
This is the story of North Carolina parent choice advocates' push for the creation and expansion of choice policies. The exploration of the politics, ideology, and interests surrounding parent choice includes but also stretches beyond the most frequently discussed choice policies of charter schools, school vouchers, and tuition tax credits.

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This is the story of North Carolina parent choice advocates' push for the creation and expansion of choice policies. The exploration of the politics, ideology, and interests surrounding parent choice includes but also stretches beyond the most frequently discussed choice policies of charter schools, school vouchers, and tuition tax credits.

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"In The Politics of Parent Choice in Public Education, Wayne D. Lewis provides us with a comprehensive, detailed and well researched treatment of the educational choice movement in America. Rich with facts, historical references, and practical anecdotes, Lewis's book should be on the reading list for every aspiring teacher in every teacher training school in the country. This timely and informative book demonstrates that Lewis will be an education thought leader for many years to come. If you care about our kids and their education, read this book!" - Kevin P. Chavous, Executive Counsel, American Federation for Children and author, Voices of Determination and Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137312075
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Series:
Education Policy Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Wayne D. Lewis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky, USA. His teaching and research interests include education politics and policy, educational leadership, and the success of students of color.

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