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ERIC Number: EJ1194016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
Religion and the Adoption of School Choice Policies
Glenn, Charles L.
Journal of School Choice, v12 n4 p461-476 2018
Adoption of policies supporting school choice, in most Western democracies, has served to settle social and political conflicts related to religion. Conflicts related to racial integration played a similar role more recently in the United States where, contrary to other countries, religion has served to retard rather than to advance public support for school choice. Schools with a religious character established by groups immigrating to the United States functioned as alternatives alongside the common public school; only with the post-war adoption of choice as a remedy to racial segregation, and the diverse challenge to public schools by religious conservatives and secular progressives, has public support for school choice become widespread.
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Language: English
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