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Choice and Competition in American Education

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ISBN-10: 0742545814

ISBN-13: 9780742545816

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul E. Peterson

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This book examines the likely promise and pitfalls of many of the most controversial forms of school choice as well as the introduction of greater competition into the recruitment and compensation of teachers and principals. In a group of essays originally published in Education Next: A Journal of Opinion and Research, these essays paint the picture of an education landscape that will be greatly shaped by choice and competition in the 21st century. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The profit motive : will it benefit kids?
Introduction : the use of market incentives in education
The private can be public
The costs of privatization
The education profession
Regulations do more harm than good
In defense of regulation
We need new types of administrators
New leaders : will public schools hire them?
Fringe benefits : AFT and NEA teacher salary surveys
Low pay, low quality
The case for merit pay
Wage compression and the decline in teacher quality
A union by any other name
Reform unionism is here
School choice
Charter schools : mom and pops or corporate design
Charter school politics
A school built for Horace : tales from a start-up charter school
The impact of vouchers on student performance
Do vouchers and charters push public schools to improve?
School choice and social cohesion
How vouchers came to D.C.
Contracting out : the story behind Philadelphia's Edison contract
Home schooling : the nation's fastest-growing education sector
School choice in No Child Left Behind
Selling supplemental services