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McShane, Michael Q. – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012
The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program has the potential to be the largest school voucher program in the country. Though the authorizing legislation capped enrollment in the program at 7,500 for its first year (the 2011-12 school year), that cap was increased to 15,000 for this year, and will be removed for all subsequent years. With careful…
Descriptors: Competition, School Choice, Scholarships, Private Sector
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Lee, I-Fang – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
For governments around the world, conceptualizing early childhood education and care as a site for an early start on educational, social, and economic investments has become a dominant trend of educational planning. Educational policies, both locally and globally, reflect the effects of a neoliberal political economic reasoning system. Voucher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Planning, Freedom, Early Childhood Education
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Social Education, 2009
Many workers are employees of companies. These workers agree to do what the companies' owners tell them to do. In return, the companies pay the employees a wage or salary. This relationship, or contract, is an example of a principal-agent agreement: The company is the principal and the worker is the agent. The principal-agent agreement is the most…
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Employees, Business, Role
Teixeira, Pedro Nuno – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2006
Markets or market-like mechanisms are playing an increasing role in higher education, with visible consequences both for the regulation of higher education systems as a whole, as well as for the governance mechanisms of individual institutions. This article traces the history of economists' views on the role of education, from Adam Smith, John…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Theory, Inquiry, Entrepreneurship, School Business Relationship
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Kane, Pearl Rock – Education Next, 2003
Interview with Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate economist, who discusses his ideas on school vouchers, recalling his famous 1955 essay in which he argued that there is no need for government to run schools. Also discusses the power of teacher unions and offers advice to preservice teachers. (WFA)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Organizations
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Brown, Robert Edward – Change, 1979
Discussed is the new conservatism that is reflected in American economic circles today. Economists and organizations that are responsible for this new vitality in procapitalist economics are highlighted, including Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, William Allen, and Frederich Hayek. (JMD)
Descriptors: Business, Capitalism, Economics, Economics Education
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Powicke, J. C.; And Others – Economics, 1986
Reviews of 10 recent books and one new journal ("Catalyst: A Journal of Policy Debate") are provided. Topics of the books reviewed include: economics in modern Britain, world economics, the mixed economy, Milton Friedman's thought, British industry, economic issues, and London as a financial center. (JDH)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Secondary Education
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Van Vliet, W.; Smyth, J. A. – Comparative Education Review, 1982
In light of the current American interest in school vouchers as proposed by economist Milton Friedman, recapitulates the origins, content, and fate of an 1872 law drafted by a French parliamentary commission to establish a countrywide voucher scheme for primary schools. (NEC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Regan, Bernard – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2007
The election of the Labour Government headed by Prime Minister Tony Blair, on the 1st May 1997 presaged changes to the world of Education in England and Wales which few working inside education had anticipated. Blair, describing himself and the politics he represented as "New Labour", declared that the priority for the incoming…
Descriptors: General Education, Criticism, Foreign Countries, Public Service
Gottlob, Brian J. – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2008
Research has documented a crisis in Texas high school graduation rates. Only 67 percent of Texas students graduate from high school, and some large urban districts have graduation rates of 50 percent or lower. This study documents the public costs of high school dropouts in Texas and examines how school choice could provide large public benefits…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Taxes, Graduation Rate
Aud, Susan – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2006
This study analyzes and explains Florida's education finance system. It explains the sources of revenue and the expenditure of funds, reporting figures for each of the state's 67 districts. It also analyzes the trend in current expenditures --that is, the day-to-day operating costs of schools--to address the question of whether they have been…
Descriptors: Expenditures, School Choice, Educational Finance, Public Education
Shen, Youlu – Online Submission, 2005
This article roughly retrospects the idea of school voucher program proposed by Milton Friedman, lately developed by Peacock, Wiseman and Jencks. The reasons like privatization in education, deterioration of public schooling and school choice promote this program. Then taking a simple look at the ramification of voucher program and its value…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Competition, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Aud, Susan – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2007
This study examines Utah's funding system for public education and provides an analysis of the fiscal impact of allowing parents to use a portion of their child's state education funding to attend a school of their choice, public or private. Like many states, Utah is facing pressure to improve its system of public education funding. The state's…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, School Choice
Gottlob, Brian J. – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2007
North Carolina has a dropout crisis--only two thirds of North Carolina high school students graduate. One reason this crisis has not received the attention it deserves is because the state was reporting badly inflated graduation rates (supposedly as high as 97 percent) until it finally adopted a more realistic reporting method earlier this year.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Private Schools, Taxes, Low Income Groups
Gottlob, Brian J. – Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation, 2007
Research has documented a crisis in South Carolina's high school graduation rate. While state officials report a graduation rate above 70 percent, researchers from South Carolina and elsewhere place the rate just above 50 percent, with rates among minority students lower than 50 percent. South Carolina's graduation rate is the worst of all 50…
Descriptors: High Schools, Private Schools, Taxes, Low Income Groups
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