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ERIC Number: ED502882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Fulfilling the Promise of School Choice. Education Outlook. No. 5
Hess, Frederick M.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Nearly two decades have passed since the Wisconsin legislature enacted the landmark Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. Advocates had hoped and promised that this experiment in school choice would lead the way in transforming American schools. But it is clear by now that voucher programs and charter school laws have failed to live up to their billing. Frederick M. Hess, editor of the recent volume "The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship," argues that market-based reforms have not delivered because they were never designed to succeed. The challenge for champions of choice is to understand what happened and what comes next. (Contains 18 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin