ERIC Number: EJ1024177
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 6
Response to John Merrifield's Comment, "Can We Reasonably Assess 'Productivity of Market-Based Educational Reforms'?"
Egalite, Anna J.
Journal of School Choice, v7 n4 p468-470 2013
John Merrifield (in this issue) raises three important observations regarding this review of the literature on the competition effects of school vouchers. The first is an acknowledgment of the limited nature of current school choice markets in the United States. Merrifield's second observation is that the potential responses to competition that Egalite hypothesizes may be occurring are not actions that are typically undertaken at the school level, even though the enrollment loss threats are occurring at the school level. Merrifield's third is that rivalry behavior between schools for student enrollment may not fully explain the responses observed. Egalite responds to Merrifield's comments in this article.
Descriptors: Commercialization, Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Enrollment, Educational Change, Productivity, Literature Reviews, Competition, Private Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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