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ERIC Number: EJ1126440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Choices or Rights? Charter Schools and the Politics of Choice-Based Education Policy Reform
Eastman, Nicholas J.; Anderson, Morgan; Boyles, Deron
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v36 n1 p61-81 Jan 2017
Simply put, charter schools have not lived up to their advocates' promise of equity. Using examples of tangible civil rights gains of the twentieth century (e.g. "Brown v. Board," "Lau v. Nichols") and extending feminist theories of invisible labor to include the labor of democracy, the authors argue that the charter movement renders invisible the labor that secured civil protections for historically marginalized groups. The charter movement hangs a quality public education--previously recognized as a universal guarantee--on the education consumer's ability to navigate a marketplace. The authors conclude that the neoliberal agenda of positioning "choice" as the best mechanism for securing an education rolls back the "rights" that were already secured through the labor of democracy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Lau v Nichols
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