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Charters, Vouchers & Public Education - David E Campbell

Charters, Vouchers & Public Education

By: David E Campbell (Editor), Paul Peterson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2001
ISBN: 9780815770275
Number Of Pages: 320

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This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today-voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio, school systems. The volume also looks beyond the American experience to consider the impact of market-based education as pioneered by New Zealand. Contributors also take stock of the movement's effects on public schools in particular and public opinion at-large. With thorough summaries of the existing research and the legal issues facing school choice, Charters, Vouchers, and Public Education will be key to readers who want to stay current with the burgeoning debates on vouchers and charter schools. Contributors include Terry Moe (Stanford University and the Hoover Institution), Gregg Vanourek (Yale University), Chester E. Finn Jr. (Manhattan Institute and the Fordham Foundation), Bruno V. Manno (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Michael Mintrom and David Plank (Michigan State University), Helen Ladd (Duke University), Edward Fiske (former New York Times columnist), Jay P. Greene (Manhattan Institute), William G. Howell (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Patrick J. Wolf (Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution), Mark Schneider, Paul Teske, Sara Clark, and S. P. Buckley (SUNY-Stony Brook), Robert Maranto (Villanova University), Frederick Hess (University of Virginia), Scott Milliman (James Madison University), Brett Kleitz (University of Houston), Kristin Thalhammer (St. Olaf College), Joseph Viteritti (New York University), Paul Hill (University of Washington and Brookings Institution), and Diane Ravitch (New York University and Brookings Institution).

"This is a serious and worthy addition to the existing literature." --M. Engel, Westfield State College, Choice, 9/1/2002 "This book is a must-read for anyone involved in public education because it presents a road map of the tactics, views, and plans of school choice advocates. Both public and private school principals will find the book especially interesting." --Thad Hall, The Century Foundation, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP Bulletin), 6/1/2002

Introduction: A New Direction in Public Education?p. 1
Charter Schools
Charter Schools: Taking Stockp. 19
School Choice in Michiganp. 43
Lessons from New Zealandp. 59
School Vouchers
The Hidden Research Consensus for School Choicep. 83
Going Privatep. 102
School Choice and American Constitutionalismp. 114
Effects of School Vouchers on Student Test Scoresp. 136
School Choice and Public Schools
Hints of the Pick-Axe: Competition and Public Schooling in Milwaukeep. 163
Can Charter Schools Change Traditional Public Schools?p. 188
Responding to Competition: School Leaders and School Culturep. 215
School Choice and Civic Education
Making Democratic Education Workp. 241
Private Schooling and Political Tolerancep. 268
Reflections on the Evidence
Reflections on the School Choice Debatep. 293
What Is to Be Done?p. 305
Contributorsp. 311
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780815770275
ISBN-10: 0815770278
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45