ERIC Number: ED356283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
False Choices: Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children's Future.
Lowe, Robert, Ed.; Miner, Barbara, Ed.
Rethinking Schools, spec iss p1-32 Sep 1992
A voucher system of schooling would destroy the few democratic gains made in public education in recent years, worsen inequalities that already permeate education, and block opportunities for meaningful reform. Articles included in this special issue are: (1) an introduction, "Why We Are Publishing False Choices" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (2) "The Hollow Promise of School Vouchers" (R. Lowe); (3) "Voucher Plans Proliferate: From Colorado to California, Milwaukee to Baltimore" (B. Miner); (4) "'Choice' Will Devastate Our Urban Schools" (M. Waters); (5) "Our Schools Need Money, Not Rhetoric" (C. J. Prentiss); (6) "Choice Is a Smokescreen" (L. Darling-Hammond); (7) "The Debate Is about Privatization, Not Choice" (D. Meier); (8) "Playing Politices with 'Choice'" (G. Orfield); (9) "A Battle for the Soul of Public Education" (W. Furutani); (10) "Questions and Answers about School Choice" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (11) "Whittle's Raid on Public Education" (J. Kozol); (12) "Chris Whittle's Trojan Horse" (A. J. Alvarado); (13) "Is Public School 'Choice' a Viable Alternative?" (A. Bastian); (14) "Massachusetts: Robbing the Poor To Pay the Rich" (S. Karp); (15) "Chicago: Public School 'Choice' and Inequality" (J. Kozol); (16) "When "Choice" Equals No Choice" (H. Kohl); and (17) "'Choice' and Public School Reform" (R. Peterkin). (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Discrimination, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Financial Problems, Futures (of Society), Nontraditional Education, Private Schools, Privatization, Public Schools, School Choice, School Restructuring, Urban Schools
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Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools, Ltd. Milwaukee, WI.
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