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ERIC Number: EJ940601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Shaking up Public Schools with Competition
Arsen, David D.; Ni, Yongmei
School Administrator, v68 n7 p16-19 Aug 2011
The proposition that competition will spur public schools to perform better is now familiar to most Americans and self-evident to many. It is a compelling idea. While much attention has focused on student performance in charter schools, a distinct and important policy question relates to how increased competition from charter schools affects the effectiveness of traditional public schools. That is, how does charter competition impact the students who are not active choosers? Only recently has research on this question been possible in the United States, as choice options became sufficiently widespread to elicit competitive responses from traditional public schools. In this article, the authors explore what research says about the impact of charter schools on improving outcomes for those who opt to remain in their traditional public schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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