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Choosing Schools Consumer Choice and the Quality of American Schools

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ISBN-10: 0691092834

ISBN-13: 9780691092836

Edition: 2000

Authors: Mark Schneider, Paul Teske, Melissa Marschall

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School choice seeks to create a competitive arena in which public schools will attain academic excellence, encourage individual student performance, and achieve social balance. This text stresses the importance of parental decision-making.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.57" wide x 9.09" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowlegments
Introduction School Choice, Parent Incentives, and the Use of Information
Reinventing the Governance Structure of Education: School Choice as Educational Reform
Parent Behavior and the Demand Side of School Choice
Studying Choice: The Research Design
The Distribution of Preferences: What Do Parents Want from Schools?
How Do Parents Search for Information?
Building Social Networks to Search for Information about Schools
The Distribution of Knowledge: How Much Do Parents Know about the Schools?
Allocational Efficiency: You Can't Always Get What You Want -- But Some Do
Productive Efficiency: Does School Choice Affect Academic Performance?
Does Choice Increase Segregation and Stratification?
Choosing Together Is Better than Bowling Alone: School Choice and the Creation of Social Capital
Opting Out of Public Schools: Can Choice Affect the Relationship between Private and Public Schools?
Conclusion
Myths and Markets: Choice Is No Panacea, But It Does Work
Notes
References
Index