School Choice: Doing It the Right Way Makes a Difference: A Report from the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education

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Brookings Institution Press, Jul 1, 2011 - Education - 42 pages

In going about its work, the commission reviewed the possible effects of school choice in light of the core value of public education: that all children should be thoroughly educated, so that they may pursue their own dreams and contribute to a democratic, egalitarian, and prosperous American society. Drawing from that premise, the commission explored choice in terms of four key issues: benefits to children whose parents choose new schools; benefits to children whose families do not exercise choice; effects on the national commitment to equal opportunity and school desegregation; and advancement of social cohesion and common democratic values.

 

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Contents

Options in Education
13
Understanding How Choice Might Work
19
Implications
28
Appendices
37
Commission Prospectus
38
Commision Papers
40
Endnotes
41

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Page 4 - There is nothmg automatic about choice. The links between choice and its outcomes are not so mechanical that outcomes can be totally controlled or perfectly predicted.
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