ERIC Number: ED350673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Choice Controversy.
Cookson, Peter W., Jr., Ed.
Issues in school choice--constitutionality, feasibility, equity, and educational productivity--are examined in this book. The controversy requires an ongoing analysis of the origins of the school-choice movement, the kinds of plans proposed and implemented, their educational and social consequences, and the philosophical assumptions underlying the argument that increased freedom of choice leads to improved student achievement and social equity. The first part centers on the political and philosophical issues of school choice. Articles include "Choice Orientations, Discussions, and Prospects," by Mary Anne Raywid; "Minerva and the Market: The Sources of the Movement for School Choice," by Kevin J. Dougherty and Lizabeth Sostre; "Choice: The Fundamentals Revisited," by Jeffrey Kane; "Do Parents Choose School Quality or School Status? A Sociological Theory of Free Market Education," by Amy Stuart Wells and Robert L. Crain; and "The Ideology of Consumership and the Coming Deregulation of the Public School System," by Peter W. Cookson, Jr. The second part provides alternative ways of examining the school-choice issue. Articles include "Public Subsidies for Private Schools: What Do We Know and How Do We Proceed?" by John F. Witte; "Do Private Schools Outperform Public Schools?" by Albert Shanker and Bella Rosenberg; "Private Citizenship and School Choice," by Michael Johanek; "The Dutch Experience with School Choice: Implications for American Education," by Frank Brown; and "Issues of Choice: Canadian and American Perspectives," by Stephen B. Lawton. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Government Role, Nontraditional Education, Private School Aid, Private Schools, School Choice
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6030-1, $21.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6029-8).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
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