ERIC Number: ED466509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Choice with Equity: An Assessment by the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education. Hoover Institution Press Publication.
Hill, Paul T., Ed.
This collection of papers reviews the national debate over school choice, examining the benefits for parents, children, and schools and showing how properly designed choice programs can prevent the harmful outcomes choice opponents fear. The papers discuss why choice must be addressed in the context of the real-world performance of public schools, review the facts on segregation by race and social class in actual voucher programs, and examine the claim that schools and families are harmed when left behind by those who take advantage of new options. The seven chapters are: (1) "Introduction" (Paul T. Hill); (2) "Baselines for Assessment of Choice Programs" (Paul T. Hill and Kacey Guin); (3) "Who Chooses? Who Uses? Participation in a National School Voucher Program" (Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell, Martin R. West); (4) "A Supply-Side View of Student Selectivity" (John E. Chubb); (5) "Will Quality of Peers Doom Those Left in the Public Schools?" (Eric A. Hanushek); (6) "How School Choice Affects the Achievement of Public School Students" (Caroline M. Hoxby); and (7) "The Structure of School Choice" (Terry M. Moe). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Peer Influence, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Choice, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Sponsor: Koret Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.