ERIC Number: EJ1113016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Deregulation and the American Education Marketplace
Dorsey, Dana N. Thompson; Plucker, Jonathan A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v91 n4 p424-440 2016
The deregulation movement has impacted the social, political, and economic landscape in the United States and continues to do so. In this article, we briefly summarize the general history of deregulation in this country and the meaning of deregulation within the specific context of education policy and reform. We focus on deregulation efforts designed to provide families and students with greater choice in where and how their K-12 schooling occurs, including magnet schools, charter schools, open-enrollment programs, and vouchers. We discuss different forms of deregulation in the K-12 education system, competition effects, and various issues related to deregulation, including potential future issues that may arise in a deregulated education marketplace. In our analysis, we conclude that education deregulation has the potential to serve some members of society, but at the detriment of others, and that a great deal of future work is needed to determine the effects-both anticipated and unintended-of deregulation in this context.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Politics of Education, Federal Regulation, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, School Choice, Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, Open Enrollment, Educational Vouchers, Competition, Home Schooling, Outcomes of Education, Equal Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Advantaged, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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