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ERIC Number: EJ1024181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Rethinking the Market Metaphor: School Choice, the Common Good, and the National Football League
Beal, Brent D.; Olson Beal, Heather K.
Journal of School Choice, v7 n4 p471-497 2013
School choice advocates often assume that market-like competition will create a dynamic K-12 educational environment that will result in improved outcomes. We critically examine this assumption and draw on the literature on market failure and social dilemmas to demonstrate that the market metaphor in a public schooling context has limited utility. We then compare K-12 education to an unlikely context--the National Football League (NFL). We use this comparison to generate a number of insights into how parental choice might be leveraged within the K-12 education system to improve outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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