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School Choice Tradeoffs : Liberty, Equity, and Diversity
by R. Kenneth Godwin and Frank R. Kemerer


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Educational policy in a democracy goes beyond teaching literacy and numeracy. It also supports teaching moral reasoning, political tolerance, respect for diversity, and citizenship. Education policy should encourage liberty and equality of opportunity, hold educational institutions accountable, and be efficient.  Read more...


 
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More About School Choice Tradeoffs by R. Kenneth Godwin; Frank R. Kemerer
 
 
 
Overview

Educational policy in a democracy goes beyond teaching literacy and numeracy. It also supports teaching moral reasoning, political tolerance, respect for diversity, and citizenship. Education policy should encourage liberty and equality of opportunity, hold educational institutions accountable, and be efficient. School Choice Tradeoffs examines the tradeoffs among these goals when government affords parents the means to select the schools their children attend.

Godwin and Kemerer compare current policy that uses family residence to assign students to schools with alternative policies that range from expanding public choice options to school vouchers. They identify the benefits and costs of each policy approach through a review of past empirical literature, the presentation of new empirical work, and legal and philosophic analysis.

The authors offer a balanced perspective that goes beyond rhetoric and ideology to offer policymakers and the public insight into the complex tradeoffs that are inherent in the design and implementation of school choice policies. While all policies create winners and losers, the key questions concern who these individuals are and how much they gain or lose. By placing school choice within a broader context, this book will stimulate reflective thought in all readers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780292719545
  • ISBN-10: 029271954X
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 335
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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