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The School Choice Hoax: Fixing America's Schools
     

The School Choice Hoax: Fixing America's Schools

by Ronald G. Corwin, Joseph E. Schneider, James McPartland
 

ISBN-10: 1578865867

ISBN-13: 9781578865864

Pub. Date: 06/19/2007

Publisher: R&L Education

The federal government is devoting millions of dollars to charter and voucher programs that currently require parents to abandon regular public schools. The School Choice Hoax: Fixing America's Schools exposes the misleading hyperbole that has been driving the school choice movement and shows how charter schools can become more effective and useful to public

Overview

The federal government is devoting millions of dollars to charter and voucher programs that currently require parents to abandon regular public schools. The School Choice Hoax: Fixing America's Schools exposes the misleading hyperbole that has been driving the school choice movement and shows how charter schools can become more effective and useful to public school districts. Corwin and Schneider provide an unusual blend of academic and practical knowledge derived from long careers careers as a sociologist and former Deputy Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators. They form conclusions from years of research and present information that is helpful to parents faced with the prospect of making school choice work. The School Choice Hoax is packed with observations about school choice that will inform parents, politicians, and other community members about the advantages and disadvantages of choice schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865864
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
06/19/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1 The School Choice Quagmire: Anomalies within the Movement and the Models 2 Claims for Charter Schools and School Vouchers: An Assessment 3 How to Improve Charter Schools: Clues from Open Enrollment, School-Based Management, The Coalition of Essential Schools, and Small School Initiatives 4 Why Choice Schools Should Be Specialized: Charter Schools and Vouchers Schools within a Planned Division of Labor 5 Plight of the Poor and Minority Student in an Uncaring Society: Using District-Operated Charter Schools to Improve Poverty Schools 6 Conclusions

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