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ERIC Number: EJ789550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-26
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Program Design Called Crucial across Array of School Choices
Viadero, Debra
Education Week, v27 n29 p1, 11 Mar 2008
While school choice may be one of the most polarizing issues in education today, a new volume of research papers makes the case that innovations aimed at giving families more say in where their children go to school can be whatever their architects make of them. Programs such as magnet schools, charters, tuition tax credits, or open-enrollment options can either lead to schools that are more integrated by race and socioeconomic status or they can exacerbate segregation. They can promote innovative approaches to schooling or stifle them. They can spur learning gains for students or make no difference in achievement. It's all in how they are designed, the authors argue. Posted online March 20, "School Choice: Evidence and Recommendations", is a joint project of the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University in Tempe and the Education and the Public Interest Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The volume, which cost just under $100,000 to produce, is expected to run into some criticism from school choice advocates, though, because its funding came from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, a Michigan think tank that gets financial support from the National Education Association, a staunch opponent of private-school choice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan