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ERIC Number: ED251525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
One System is Not Enough: A Free-Market Alternative for the Education of Minorities.
Ratteray, Joan Davis
Lincoln Review, v4 n4 p25-31 Spr 1984
Neighborhood-based independent schools are more satisfactory than idealistic attempts to achieve an equitable education for minority and disadvantaged children within public institutions. Instead of assimilation, there is acute alienation from schooling for a large proportion of minority students in poor urban neighborhoods as majority-culture communities relocate themselves, taking with them their considerable educational resources. Independent schools operated by and for minorities allow parents to exercise greater control over the educational fate of their children. These schools serve mainly as "feeder" schools for public and traditional private schools and should be supported because of their expertise in creating achieving environments for the education of minorities. (RDN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A