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Charters, vouchers, and public education [electronic resource] / Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell, editors.

Contributor(s): Peterson, Paul E | Campbell, David E, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (vi, 322 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0815798245 (electronic bk.); 9780815798248 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Charter schools -- United States | Educational vouchers -- United States | �Ecoles �a charte -- �Etats-Unis | Bons scolaires -- �Etats-Unis | EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions | EDUCATION -- Administration -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Charters, vouchers, and public education.DDC classification: 371.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: a new direction in public education? / Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell -- Charter schools: taking stock / Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Gregg Vanourek -- School choice in Michigan / Michael Mintrom and David N. Plank -- Lessons from New Zealand / Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd -- Hidden research consensus for school choice / Jay P. Greene -- Going private / Terry M. Moe -- School choice and American constitutionalism / Joseph P. Viteritti -- Effects of school vouchers on student test scores / William G. Howell ... [et al.] -- Hints of the pick-axe / Frederick M. Hess -- Can charter schools change traditional public schools? / Paul Teske ... [et al.] -- Responding to competition / Frederick M. Hess, Robert Maranto, and Scott Milliman -- Making democratic education work / David E. Campbell -- Private schooling and political tolerance / Patrick J. Wolf ... [et al.] -- Reflections on the school choice debate / Paul Hill -- What is to be done? / Diane Ravitch.
Summary: This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today -- voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include many of the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio, school systems. The volume also looks beyond the American experience to consider the impact of market-based education as pioneered by New Zealand. Contributors also take stock of the movement's effects on public schools in particular and public opinion at-large. Also provides summaries of the existing research and the legal issues facing school choice.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: a new direction in public education? / Paul E. Peterson, David E. Campbell -- Part 1. Charter schools -- Charter schools: taking stock / Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Gregg Vanourek -- School choice in Michigan / Michael Mintrom and David N. Plank -- Lessons from New Zealand / Edward B. Fiske and Helen F. Ladd -- Part 2. School vouchers -- Hidden research consensus for school choice / Jay P. Greene -- Going private / Terry M. Moe -- School choice and American constitutionalism / Joseph P. Viteritti -- Effects of school vouchers on student test scores / William G. Howell ... [et al.] -- Part 3. School choice and public schools -- Hints of the pick-axe / Frederick M. Hess -- Can charter schools change traditional public schools? / Paul Teske ... [et al.] -- Responding to competition / Frederick M. Hess, Robert Maranto, and Scott Milliman -- Part 4. School choice and civic education -- Making democratic education work / David E. Campbell -- Private schooling and political tolerance / Patrick J. Wolf ... [et al.] -- Part 5. Reflections on the evidence -- Reflections on the school choice debate / Paul Hill -- What is to be done? / Diane Ravitch.

This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today -- voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include many of the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio, school systems. The volume also looks beyond the American experience to consider the impact of market-based education as pioneered by New Zealand. Contributors also take stock of the movement's effects on public schools in particular and public opinion at-large. Also provides summaries of the existing research and the legal issues facing school choice.

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