Who Chooses? Who Loses?: Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice / Edition 1

Who Chooses? Who Loses?: Culture, Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice / Edition 1

by Bruce Fuller
     
 

ISBN-10: 080773537X

ISBN-13: 9780807735374

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Controversial claims are being debated about school choice and the application of market dynamics to education. But the polemics have out-paced hard evidence regarding who participates in school choice experiments and what effects are felt by parents, children, and schools. Who Chooses? Who Loses?: Culture Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice reports…  See more details below

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Controversial claims are being debated about school choice and the application of market dynamics to education. But the polemics have out-paced hard evidence regarding who participates in school choice experiments and what effects are felt by parents, children, and schools. Who Chooses? Who Loses?: Culture Institutions, and the Unequal Effects of School Choice reports and analyzes the most recent data available on choice programs nationwide - ranging from such diverse cities as Milwaukee, St. Louis, Detroit, and San Antonio. The important issues involved in school choice - such as the short- and long-term effects on students, minority student views, vouchers, magnets, and private school programs overseas - are clearly capsulized and explored. This valuable work, the newest addition to the Sociology of Education Series, is of great import as a supplemental text in graduate courses in educational policy, administration, applied social research, and foundations, especially sociology of education; and is also of interest to policy makers, educational researchers, other professionals, parents, and those interested in getting to the core of the school choice debate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807735374
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Sociology of Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Policy-Making in the Dark: Illuminating the School Choice Debate1
2African-American Students' View of School Choice25
3Public School Choice in San Antonio: Who Chooses and with What Effects?50
4Equity and Choice in Detroit70
5The Local Dynamics of Choice: Ethnic Preferences and Institutional Responses95
6Who Benefits from the Milwaukee Choice Program?118
7Public and Private Schools Overseas: Contrasts in Organization and Effectiveness138
8After 15 Years: Magnet Schools in Urban Education154
9Lessons from the Largest School Voucher Program: Two Decades of Experience with Pell Grants173
10Conclusion: Empirical Research on Educational Choice: What Are the Implications for Policy-Makers?187
About the Editors and the Authors203
Index207

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