ERIC Number: ED461172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
School Choice in America: The Great Debate. Hot Topics Series.
Metcalf, Kim K., Ed.; Muller, Patricia A., Ed.; Legan, Natalie A., Ed.
This document strives to answer questions about school choice, such as What does school choice mean?, What does school choice look like?, and What are the likely consequences of giving parents greater voice in their children's education? Reports are grouped into three thematic chapters. In chapter 1, "Public-Public Choice," reports include: "Family Choice Arrangements in Public Schools: A Review of the Literature" (Mary Anne Raywid); "Parent Involvement and Teacher Decision Making in Urban High Schools of Choice" (Patricia A. Bauch and Ellen B. Goldring); "Parent Involvement and School Choice: Exit and Voice in Public Schools" (Rodney T. Ogawa and Jo Sargent Dutton); and "SES and Demographic Predictors of Magnet School Enrollment" (Doug Archbald). Chapter 2, "Semi-Private Choice," contains the following reports: "Charter Schools: A Primer on the Issues" (Sandra Vergari); "Tracking the Charter School Movement" (Ann M. Schneider); "The State of Charter Schools 2000: Fourth-Year Report" (Beryl Nelson and others); "The Thinking behind Arizona's Charter Movement" (Gregg Garn); "Charter School Reform in California: Does It Meet Expectations?" (Amy Stuart Wells and others); "First Lessons: Charter Schools as Learning Communities" (Priscilla Wohlstetter and Noelle C. Griffin); "Charter Schools: Serving Disadvantaged Youth" (Bruno V. Manno, Gregg Vanourek, and Chester E. Finn, Jr.); "Charter Schools and the Law: Emerging Issues" (Charles J. Russo and Joseph D. Massucci); "For-Profit Charter Schools: What the Public Needs To Know" (Christy Lancaster Dykgraaf and Shirley Kane Lewis); and "For-Profit Charter Schools and Students with Disabilities: The Sordid Side of the Business of Schooling" (Nancy J. Zollers and Arun K. Ramanathan). Chapter 3, "Public-Private Choice," includes "Some Things You May Want To Know about Tuition Tax Credits" (Russell I. Thackrey); "Tuition Tax Credits and Education Vouchers: Private Interests and the Public Good" (Denis P. Doyle); "The Consequences of School Choice: Who Leaves and Who Stays in the Inner City" (Valerie J. Martinez and others); "Educational Vouchers: Effectiveness, Choice, and Costs" (Henry M. Levin); "The Milwaukee Voucher Experiment" (John F. Witte); and "Free Market Policies and Public Education: What Is the Cost of Choice?" (Kim K. Metcalf and Polly A. Tait). Each chapter begins with an overview of its school-choice issue. This document ends by discussing the fundamental issue of how much choice parents should be allowed to have in their children's education. (RT)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Disabilities, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Free Enterprise System, Magnet Schools, Parent Participation, Public Education, School Choice, Tax Credits, Tuition, Urban Education
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