Title page for ETD etd-05042006-164533
|Type of Document
||Jessee, Hazel H.
||An overview of school choice
||Doctor of Education
|Parks, David J.
|Worner, Wayne Dempsey
|Ballweg, John A.
|Curcio, Claire Cole Vaught
|Richards, Robert R.
- School choice United States.
|Date of Defense
School choice is an intriguing issue, getting to
the very heart, of the American ideals of freedom, self-direction,
equity, and diversity. While school choice
is touted by some as a solution to the problems of
American education, it is questioned more critically or
even cynically by others. What cannot be denied is the
fact that school choice exists on an increasingly
widespread basis in America. The purposes of this
study were to provide an up-to-date review of the
status of the school choice movement on the national
level, to identify key issues of the movement, and to
describe choice options and programs. Having a
description of its nature will offer assistance to
those decision makers such as school boards,
superintendents, administrators, and teachers, who will
need to sort the rhetoric from the truth in analyzing
the role of school choice in shaping schools in their
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