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Fife, Brian L. – Global Education Review, 2016
The common school philosophy of the nineteenth century in the United States is revisited from a contemporary perspective. Is the basic ethos of the philosophy of Horace Mann and others still relevant today? This question is examined and applied to the conservative advocacy of free markets, individual freedom, and school choice in order to assess…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Advocacy
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Tabatadze, Shalva; Gorgadze, Natia – Journal of School Choice, 2018
This research explores the school funding system in post-Soviet Georgia. The research aimed to answer the following research questions: (1) Does the voucher system promote cost effectiveness, and does increased funding improve the academic achievements of schools?; (2) To what extent does the school voucher funding system promote freedom of school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Vouchers, Educational Finance, Cost Effectiveness
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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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Lempinen, Sonia; Niemi, Anna-Maija – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
Although freedom of parental school choice has expanded to the Finnish education system, the government has maintained the principle of neighbourhood school allocation. Moreover, the Finnish education system has recently undergone a reform of its special needs education; all pupils are entitled to receive support in three categories of general,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Neighborhood Schools, Social Class
Garcia, David R. – MIT Press, 2018
The issues and arguments surrounding school choice are sometimes hijacked to make political points about government control, democratic ideals, the public good, and privatization. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, David Garcia avoids partisan arguments to offer an accessible, objective, and comprehensive guide to school…
Descriptors: School Choice, Home Schooling, Private Schools, Magnet Schools
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
Forster, Greg, Ed.; Thompson, C. Bradley, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Leading intellectual figures in the school reform movement, all of them favoring approaches centered around the value of competition and choice, outline different visions for the goal of choice-oriented educational reform and the best means for achieving it. This volume takes the reader inside the movement to empower parents with choice, airing…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, School Choice, Systems Approach, Educational Change
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Joiko, Sara – eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, 2013
In the early 1980's an education policy in Chile was formulated that encouraged the private sector to participate more strongly in the delivery of the educational service, with the purpose to achieve to have more students attending the education system and decentralize the education responsibility from the State. On the other hand, in the 1990's…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Financial Contribution, Student Costs, Statistical Analysis
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
Patrinos, Harry Anthony – Human Development Network Education, 2010
One of the key features of the Dutch education system is freedom of education--freedom to establish schools and organize teaching. Almost 70 percent 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 school choice, it is…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, School Choice
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2014
As voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs have expanded in recent years, another promising development has been the incorporation, into more such programs, of provisions that hold participating private schools to account for their students' performance. The newest and largest voucher programs, such as those in Louisiana and Indiana, have gone…
Descriptors: Accountability, Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers
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Hofman, R. H.; Hofman, W. H. A.; Gray, J. M. – Comparative Education, 2008
"Institutional context" has come to play an important role in the explanation of differences in "effectiveness" between schools. But what is meant by such a concept differs from system to system. In this study we typify education systems based on indicators of institutional contexts such as: the financial base of public-private…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Private Education, School Choice, Educational Change
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WoBmann, Ludger – Peabody Journal of Education, 2007
This article reviews evidence from four international student achievement tests on the effects on student performance of competition from privately managed schools, schools' freedom to make autonomous decisions, and accountability introduced by external exit exams. The multivariate cross-country regressions are performed at the level of individual…
Descriptors: Competition, Accountability, Institutional Autonomy, Achievement Tests
Forster, Greg – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2005
This report provides a summary of the process parents must go through to participate in each of the nation's school choice programs, identifying problem areas in some programs. For the first time in one place, this report collects data on participation in each of the programs in current and previous years. Data are given for the number of students…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Eligibility, School Choice, Scholarships
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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