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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


Corporate School Reform: Magnets, Charters, and the Neoliberal Educational Order

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces how educational models generated by local community-based Black education organizers in previous decades collided with, and contributed to, neoliberal models of school choice, ... More


A Segregating Choice?: An Overview of Charter School Policy, Enrollment Trends, and Segregation

Erica Frankenberg and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Charter schools are the most rapidly growing sector of schools of choice, expanding largely without regard to many of the civil rights safeguards connected with earlier types of school choice. This ... More


The State of Public Schools in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Challenge of Creating Equal Opportunity

Baris Gumus-Dawes, Thomas Luce, and Myron Orfield

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Charter schools in New Orleans have been hailed as the silver lining to Hurricane Katrina. The state of Louisiana used the hurricane as an opportunity to rebuild the entire New Orleans public school ... More


Catholic Schools and Charter Schools

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

in Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122007
eISBN:
9780226122144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes charter schools in the United States. Particular attention is paid to the connections between Catholic schools and charter schools, including the competitive pressures that ... More


Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The first major battle over school choice was part of the struggle to equalize and integrate schools in the civil rights era, when it became apparent that choice could be either a serious barrier or ... 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


Outsiders Reshape the Educational Landscape

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how actors outside Philadelphia have reshaped the city's educational landscape by changing the school governance structure, fostering school choice, and shifting responsibility ... More


School Autonomy and Parental Choice

Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift

in Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514031
eISBN:
9780226514208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514208.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter looks at questions around school choice, and focuses particularly on charter schools and similar reform ideas. Three central questions are considered. Should policy makers deliberately ... 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


School Choice and School Productivity: Could School Choice Be a Tide that Lifts All Boats?

Caroline M. Hoxby

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter investigates whether school choice can improve school productivity. It explains the economic logic which suggests that choice will affect productivity, and provides evidence on the ... More


Charter Schools, Catholic Schools, and Crime

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

in Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122007
eISBN:
9780226122144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter addresses implications for urban neighborhoods of both (1) the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools, and (2) the rise of charter schools. Previous chapters linked Catholic school ... More


The Choice Conundrum: Challenges and Opportunities for Voluntary School Desegregation Policy

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter uses the school choice trajectories of four different districts to highlight how choice can be used to either promote or undermine school diversity efforts. It also draws upon the ... More


Choice and Civil Rights: Forgetting History, Facing Consequences

Gary Orfield

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter reconstructs the forgotten history of choice, which was originally adopted as a strategy for maintaining segregation and inequality and was rejected by the courts until civil rights ... More


Failed Promises: Assessing Charter Schools in the Twin Cities

Myron Orfield, Baris Gumus-Dawes, and Thomas Luce

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Analysis of current and historical data for all charter schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area shows that charter schools have failed to deliver on the promises made by charter school ... More


Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226122007
eISBN:
9780226122144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226122144.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book examines previously unexplored implications of two dramatic shifts in the urban educational landscape. The first shift is the rapid disappearance of Catholic schools from urban ... More


School Choice as a Civil Right: The Political Construction of a Claim and Its Implications for School Desegregation

Janelle Scott

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.6
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter discusses school choice as a civil rights issue. Drawing from historical, political, and sociological literatures and legal documents, the chapter discusses the factors that construct ... More


The Destruction of Public Schooling

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how a combination of interests—partisan politics, antiunionism, the drive to eliminate social entitlements, and unprecedented financial interests in privatization—come together ... More


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