ERIC Number: ED439172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
School Choice and Social Controversy: Politics, Policy, and Law.
Sugarman, Stephen D., Ed.; Kemerer, Frank R., Ed.
The essays in this collection provide analysis designed to be helpful to all sides of the school choice debate and to those charged with designing and implementing school choice programs. Discussion of the types, politics, and consequences of school choice is followed by discussion of the implications for school finance, accountability, and growth. The second section of the book considers the legal status of choice and voucher programs, implications for racial justice, the role of collective bargaining, and the involvement of federal disability law. The papers are: (1) "The Nature and Extent of School Choice" (Jeffrey R. Henig and Stephen D. Sugarman); (2) "The Shifting Politics of School Choice" (Robert C. Bulman and David L. Kirp); (3) "School Choice Outcomes" (Jeffrey R. Henig); (4) "School Choice and Public Funding" (Stephen D. Sugarman); (5) "The Supply-Side of School Choice" (Paul T. Hill); (6) "School Choice Accountability" (Frank R. Kemerer); (7) "School Choice and State Action" (Robert M. O'Neil); (8) "Federal Constitutional Issues" (Jesse H. Choper); (9) "Race and School Choice" (Betsy Levin); (10) "Teachers, Teachers' Unions, and School Choice" (William G. Buss); and (11) "School Choice and Students with Disabilities" (Laura F. Rothstein). Each chapter contains end notes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Nontraditional Education, School Choice
Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8157-8276-4, $49.95; paperbound: ISBN-0-8157-8275-6, $19.95) Web site: http://www.brookings.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: Papers presented at a symposium on school choice (Berkeley, CA, April 17-18, 1998).