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Kim, Juli; Field, Tim; Hassel, Bryan C. – Public Impact, 2019
Across the United States, a movement to create a new kind of public school--"autonomous district schools"--is giving districts the freedoms charter schools receive. Like charter schools, autonomous district schools are freed from innovation-inhibiting state and district policies, allowing talented educators to make academic and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Public Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Cleary, Joseph, Jr. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
This article examines "neoliberalism" inside two American public high schools. The work of one leading critical theorist, Mark Olssen, is explained and examined. Particular attention is paid to Olssen's concepts of "homo economicus" and "manipulatable man." It is concluded that Olssen's theories on neoliberalism…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Semi Structured Interviews, Professional Autonomy, High Schools
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Patrinos, Harry Anthony – Education Economics, 2013
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70% of schools in the Netherlands are administered by private school boards, and all schools are government funded equally. This allows school choice. Using an instrument to identify private school attendance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Attendance
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, which…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Rhim, Lauren Morando; Lancet, Stephanie – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2018
Charter schools--public schools that receive greater autonomy from district and state regulations in return for greater accountability--present opportunities to provide exemplary and innovative supports and services to students with disabilities. Charter schools' freedom to innovate enables them to create and offer new models and practices, much…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Educational Innovation
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Dahlgren, Robert L. – Cogent Education, 2016
Academic freedom has long been a sacrosanct principle in higher education; however, the same rights to intellectual autonomy have rarely been afforded K-12 practitioners. In times of national political crisis, the abilities of teachers to engage students in the crucial debates about contemporary public policy issues have been stretched to the…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Public Schools, Educational History, United States History
Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this research is to study the effectiveness of general education funding system from the perspective of equal and equal educational opportunities for all in Georgia. Following the objective, the research aimed to respond three main research questions: 1. is the school financing formula effective and efficient enough to be administrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Finance, Financial Support
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
At a time when many states are adopting controversial measures to launch or expand private school vouchers, Republicans in Michigan are taking a different direction, moving ahead with a plan that would greatly expand the menu of public school choices for students and parents. GOP lawmakers, who control both state legislative chambers, have…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Choice, Charter Schools, Electronic Learning
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Babie, Paul; Mylius, Ben – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2012
This article explores the place of religion within Australian primary and secondary education. It is divided into three parts. The first examines religion within the Australian legal and constitutional structure. The second considers the accommodation of religion in government (public or state) and nongovernment (private) schools, using the State…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Religion, Educational Practices
Abdulkadiroglu, Atila; Angrist, Joshua; Dynarski, Susan; Kane, Thomas J.; Pathak, Parag – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009
Charter schools are publicly funded but operate outside the regulatory framework and collective bargaining agreements characteristic of traditional public schools. In return for this freedom, charter schools are subject to heightened accountability. This paper estimates the impact of charter school attendance on student achievement using data from…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Attendance Patterns, Collective Bargaining, Scores
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Loconte, Joe – Policy Review, 1996
Examines religious freedom, schools, and the First Amendment issue, and discusses the "Three Rs Project," which is designed to help teachers, parents, and community leaders of different faiths set policies on religion in schools, protect students' religious speech, and reform secularized curricula. A consensus of the current law…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation
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Fege, Arnold F. – PTA Today, 1991
Discusses censorship in public schools, noting how parents can help protect academic freedom. School districts must develop a policy for selection of instructional materials, and parents must be meaningfully involved in the selection. The public school's role in assuring a balanced curriculum with a free exchange of ideas is examined. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
Edelstein, Fritz; Larock, J. D. – School Planning & Management, 2003
The main federal support for school modernization comes via the Qualified Zone Academy Board (QZAB) program, which helps districts raise funds and offers low-income schools freedom from bond and loan interest. The Better Classroom Act of 2003 proposes to extend the QZAB program by promoting new school construction. Two other bills currently before…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid
Lum, Phillip Albert – 1975
This study of the Freedom Schools of San Francisco's Chinatown investigated cultural and linguistic reasons for the community's withdrawal of support of the majority political system decision to desegrregated its public elementary schools. The dissertation tested alternative hypotheses focusing on middle class academic values espoused by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Community Action, Community Leaders
Gryphon, Marie; Meyer, Emily A. – 2003
This paper examines the American tradition of educational freedom, following its ebb and flow at various points in history. America's ethos of educational freedom has always been strong, tied to its values of pluralism, tolerance, and free inquiry. However, its legacy of freedom has suffered repeated assaults by individuals and groups who wish to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Educational Legislation
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