ERIC Number: ED528288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Reference Count: N/A
Freedom and School Choice in American Education. Education Policy
Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed.
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing the more interesting debates that the reformers have with one another over the direction and strategy of their movement. Contents include: (1) The Big Rock Candy Mountain of Education (Jay P. Greene); (2) On the Way to School: Why and How to Make a Market in Education (Andrew Coulson); (3) The Design of School Choice Programs: A Systems Approach (George A. Clowes); (4) Private Choice as a Progressive Disruptive Technology (Matthew Ladner); (5) Unbounded Liberty, and Even Caprice: Why "School Choice" Is Dangerous to Education (Sheldon Richman); (6) Revolution at the Grassroots in Developing Countries: Implications for School Choice in America (Pauline Dixon and James Tooley); (7) Is There a "Right" to Education? (C. Bradley Thompson); and (8) Universal Choice or Bust! (Greg Forster).
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Parents, Student Recruitment, Parent Rights, Empowerment, Citizen Participation, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States