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Torres, Leonor Lima; Quaresma, Maria Luisa – Education as Change, 2017
The state school lives immersed in the tension between democratic purposes and the ideals of merit and selectivity. In this context, state schools establish instruments of public praise for students who stand out academically or in other dimensions. We propose to map the rituals of academic distinction in Portuguese state schools and to discuss…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Academic Achievement, Selective Admission, State Schools
Smith, George P., II – Washington University Law Quarterly, 1976
The experiences of several countries in Western Europe are examined. The means by which American law schools have permitted reasonable student participation without threatening the academic freedom of law school faculties is also analyzed. (LBH)
Descriptors: Activism, College Administration, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
Wolf, Patrick J., Ed.; Macedo, Stephen, Ed. – Brookings Institution, 2004
In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding school choice, policymakers across the country are grappling with the challenge of funding and regulating private schools. Towns, cities, and states are experimenting with a variety of policies, including vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools. Meanwhile, public officials and…
Descriptors: Credits, Tax Credits, Public Officials, Private Schools