ERIC Number: EJ829655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 5
Ideology, Research, and Vouchers
Bracey, Gerald W.
Principal Leadership, v9 n4 p62-64 Dec 2008
In this article, the author reviews "Promising Start: An Empirical Analysis of How EdChoice Vouchers Affect Ohio Public Schools," a report made by Forster (2008) for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Forster's (2008) empirical analysis began by restating a principle contention of voucher advocates: "Where parents are empowered with school choice, schools that don't adequately teach their students will lose them. This provides a competitive incentive for better performance." The author contends that this is a questionable assertion. The author also mentions that the centers at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado asked Christopher Lubienski at the University of Illinois to review Forster's report about the EdChoice voucher program in Ohio. Here, the author also provides the contentions of Lubienski on Forster's report.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001