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The Political Dynamics of School Choice : Negotiating Contested Terrain - Lance D. Fusarelli

The Political Dynamics of School Choice

Negotiating Contested Terrain

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Published: 16th May 2003
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Lance D. Fusarelli examines the relationship between the charter school and voucher issues: To what degree does political support for charter schools--from a coalition of teacher associations, school board groups, superintendents, and voucher advocates--slow or even stop the forces for vouchers? Or, do these coalitions, which successfully pushed charter school legislation through the legislature, actually fuel the fires of privatization? Charter schools legislation has enjoyed bipartisan support precisely because the threat of vouchers is so great. And, contrary to the strategy of voucher opponents, the spread of charter school increases, rather than alleviates, the push for vouchers.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
School Choice and the Politics of Reformp. 1
Cultural Dynamics: Political Culture and Language in Policymakingp. 15
Institutional Dynamics: The Power of Structurep. 39
Interest Group Dynamics: The Power of Coalitionsp. 71
Organizational Learning Dynamics: The Utility of Experience?p. 113
The Political Dynamics of School Choice: Lessons Learnedp. 139
Appendix Ap. 153
Appendix Bp. 155
Notesp. 157
About the Authorp. 215
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780312237530
ISBN-10: 0312237537
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 16th May 2003
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.18 x 16.26  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1