School Choice and School Improvement

Edited by Mark Berends, Marisa Cannata, and Ellen B. Goldring
paper, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: Mar 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-52-5
Price: $29.95

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cloth, 304 Pages
Pub. Date: Mar 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1-934742-53-2
Price: $49.95

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School Choice and School Improvement brings together a collection of exemplary, policy-relevant papers that examine how communities, districts, and states use choice as a strategy for improving schools and student learning.


Praise

What a gift for the inquisitive reader on school choice! The variety of topics and willingness of the authors to ponder what has been learned from the evidence is in stark contrast to the usual ideological lectures and interpretation. The reader will learn much about current policy questions and answers, and the further questions that arise from the evidence. — Henry M. Levin, William Heard Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

School choice is a heated topic in education policy circles, often driven more by political proclivities than by solid data and analysis. In this volume, noted scholars use hard analytic lenses, rich data, and sophisticated methods to examine school choice as a nuanced education reform strategy that transcends standard political platitudes. — Jane Hannaway, director, Education Policy Center, the Urban Institute/Calder Center

About the Author

Mark Berends is professor of sociology, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, and director of the National Center on School Choice. Marisa Cannata is a senior research associate in the department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations and associate director of the National Center on School Choice at Vanderbilt University. Ellen B. Goldring is Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Education Policy and Leadership and chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University


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