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ERIC Number: ED508229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 57
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Meaningful School Choice and Competition (Washington, D.C., February 2, 2010)
Brookings Institution
On February 2, 2010, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings and a task force composed of leading education policy experts released proposals on how to expand school choice to increase equity and create a market within the public sector for school quality. The first of a series of Brown Center reports on rethinking the federal role in education, "Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education," argues that parents should be afforded the maximum degree of choice. It provides a series of practical and novel recommendations for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, including national chartering of virtual education providers; expanding the types of information collected on school performance; providing incentives for low-performing school districts to increase choice and competition; and creating independent school choice portals to aid parents in choosing between schools. After the program, the panelists took audience questions. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst, Senior Fellow and Director of the Brown Center on Education Policy, delivered the introductory remarks and acted as the moderator. Panelists included: Jay Greene (University of Arkansas), W. Bentley Macleod (Columbia University), Paul Peterson (Harvard University), Tom Loveless (The Brookings Institution), Thomas Nechyba (Duke University), and Meredith Rosenthal (Harvard School Public Health). This paper presents a transcript of the panel discussion.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookings Institution
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia