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The Case for Choice

Harry Brighouse

in School Choice and Social Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257874
eISBN:
9780191598845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257876.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Describes the main kinds of school choice: public school choice, charter schools, and school vouchers. It looks at a series of arguments for school choice reforms, including Milton Friedman's ... More


Deliberative Decentralization: Foundation Dollars and Los Angeles School Reform

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Foundation grant-making in Los Angeles, unlike New York City, has engaged a more diverse set of stakeholders. Despite the fragmentation of policy-making and leadership in the district, the social ... More


New Models and More Money

James L. Heft S.M.

in Catholic High Schools: Facing the New Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199796656
eISBN:
9780199919352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796656.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses two threats to the survival of Catholic high schools: the charter school movement and the ever-rising cost of going to a Catholic school. It also examines some new models for ... More


Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Sarah Reckhow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some of the nation's wealthiest philanthropies, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Broad Foundation have invested hundreds of millions of dollars ... More


Accountability, Markets, and the Philanthropic Agenda

Sarah Reckhow

in Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937738
eISBN:
9780199980734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937738.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Three key trends have shaped the context for foundation involvement in urban education politics. First, the accountability system mandated by No Child Left Behind has heightened the importance of ... More


Compassionate Conservatism, Domestic Policy, and the Politics of Ideational Change

Steven Teles

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The idea of compassionate conservatism was presented in the 2000 presidential campaign as a major innovation in Republican Party public philosophy. To the contrary, the idea was a rebranding of ideas ... More


The Case Against Markets in Education

Andrew Altman

in Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199300945
eISBN:
9780190064150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199300945.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes the case against markets in education. It identifies four issues often raised by opponents of markets. In a pure market system, private organizations would run schools, children ... More


Broadmoor Lives

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter Three details resident-led efforts to rebuild the heavily flooded Broadmoor neighborhood. An existing neighborhood association worked with emerging leaders to complete a neighborhood plan, ... More


Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools

David L. Kirp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199987498
eISBN:
9780199333356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

No school district can be all charismatic leaders and super-teachers. It can't start from scratch, and it can't fire all its teachers and principals when students do poorly. Great charter schools can ... More


Forging a Partnership with Aspire Public Schools

Rhona S. Weinstein

in Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190260903
eISBN:
9780190608200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260903.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the development of a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools that allowed two institutions with different modes of operating to ... More


The University of California, Berkeley Commits

Gail Kaufman, Robert E. Jorgensen, Genaro M. Padilla, and P. David Pearson

in Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190260903
eISBN:
9780190608200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260903.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the lengthy and challenging process that resulted in the University of California, Berkeley’s decision to commit to starting a charter school—a journey fueled by an invitation ... More


Epilogue: Public Problems and Private Education in the Post-World War II Era

Robert N. Gross

in Public vs. Private: The Early History of School Choice in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644574
eISBN:
9780190644604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644574.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue examines how, in the second half of the twentieth century, private schools took on increasingly public roles. Legislators, policymakers, and intellectuals in the 1950s and 1960s proposed ... More


Instructional Context

Birch P. Browning

in An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy: Becoming a Musician-Educator

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199928200
eISBN:
9780190668693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928200.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter describes ways for new teachers gain a sophisticated understanding of the instructional environment. In fact, some research indicates that it takes five years in the classroom to become a ... More


Schooling the Corporatized Citizen: From Grade School Through College

Sanford F. Schram

in The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Occupy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190253011
eISBN:
9780190253042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253011.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the neoliberalization of education policy at all levels of schooling from the elementary and secondary schools to colleges and universities. The chapter highlights ... More


Epilogue: Afrocentrism and the Neoliberal Ethos

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the ideological transformation of Pan African nationalism from the late 1970s through the early twenty-first century. The proliferation of black nationalist schools in the last ... More


Round Hand’s Dominions

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Irish charter schools, begun in the 1730s, and Andrew Bell’s Madras system, devised in India in the 1790s, demonstrate how, in the context of colonial pedagogy, writing was a sign of ... More


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