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School Choice and Social Justice

Harry Brighouse

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257874
eISBN:
9780191598845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257876.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defends a theory of social justice for education from within an egalitarian version of liberalism. The theory involves a strong commitment to educational equality, and to the idea that children's ... More


Making Sense of It All: Transforming Political Theory into Educational Policy

Meira Levinson

in The Demands of Liberal Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Addresses the practical implementation of the liberal educational ideal. Section 5.1 identifies the ways in which choice, cultural coherence, and citizenship fit together within an autonomy‐driven ... More


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


School Choice for Social Justice?

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:
10.1093/0199257876.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Elaborates an ideal school choice scheme that, using vouchers, would succeed in meeting the constraints set by the principles of educational equality and personal autonomy. The scheme is modelled on ... More


Social Justice and Existing School Choice Programmes

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:
10.1093/0199257876.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Looks in detail at two existing school choice programmes, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, which distributes school vouchers to low‐income families, and the national choice program that has ... More


The Demands of Liberal Education

Meira Levinson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250448
eISBN:
9780191599750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250448.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Develops a liberal political theory of children's education provision. It argues that all children have a right to an autonomy‐promoting education, and that this right is best satisfied through a ... More


Three Red Herrings

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:
10.1093/0199257876.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines, and refutes, three a priori arguments against school choice: the argument from commodification, the argument from democracy, and the argument from the common good. It argues that markets ... 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


Learning Together or Apart? Ethnic Segregation in Lower Secondary Schools

Hanno Kruse and Frank Kalter

in Growing up in Diverse Societies: The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266373
eISBN:
9780191879562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266373.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Whether, or to what degree, minority students are able to learn together with majority peers in schools is among the important context factors for their integration paths. In this chapter we ... More


A Mind Is a Wonderful Thing to Invest In: Philanthropy and the New York City Public Schools

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter places the ethnography into the context of a political economy of urban school reform in New York City. It critiques the popular documentaries Waiting for “Superman” (Guggenheim 2010) ... More


A More Perfect UnionReconciling School Choice Policy with Equality of Opportunity Goals

Janelle Scott and Amy Stuart Wells

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Janelle Scott and Amy Stuart Wells delve into the problems and potential of school choice in either exacerbating or alleviating the opportunity gap. They contend that school choice policies within a ... More


Socioeconomic School Integration

Richard D. Kahlenberg

in Toward Positive Youth Development: Transforming Schools and Community Programs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195327892
eISBN:
9780199301478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327892.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

In recent years, a growing number of school districts have tried to shape the social setting of the school by implementing student assignment policies to reduce concentrations of school poverty. This ... More


School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book refocuses the debate about school choice programs in America, with a non-partisan assessment of the nation's largest and longest-running private school voucher program—the high-profile ... 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


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


When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Linn Posey-Maddox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book examines the school choices and engagement of middle- and upper middle-class parents in urban education. It is based upon ethnographic research conducted in a California public elementary ... More


Expanding the Case for School Choice

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/9780226122144.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter situates the book’s empirical findings within broader education-policy debates about school-choice programs, such as vouchers or tax credits, that enable students to spend public funds ... 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 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


School Choice

Kirstine Hansen and Anna Vignoles

in Children of the 21st century (Volume 2): The first five years

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424761
eISBN:
9781447301790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424761.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides new information from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to examine the extent to which parents do actually choose the schools their children attend, as opposed to simply ... More


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