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The Market Approach to Education: An Analysis of America's First Voucher Program



Author: Witte, John F., Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Format: Adobe PDF

Content Language: English

eBook ISBN: 9781400808649

Print ISBN: 9780691009445

Size: 2,008 KB

Pages: 232

Publication Date: 2001-02-15

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Education > Finance

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The Market Approach to Education: An Analysis of America's First Voucher Program
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Milwaukee, one of the nation's most segregated metropolitan areas, implemented in 1990 a school choice program aimed at improving the education of inner-city children by enabling them to attend a selection of private schools. The results of this experiment, however, have been overshadowed by the explosion of emotional debate it provoked nationwide. In this book, John Witte provides a broad yet detailed framework for understanding the Milwaukee experiment and its implications for the market approach to American education. In a society supposedly devoted to equality of opportunity, the concept of school choice or voucher programs raises deep issues about liberty versus equality, government versus market, and about our commitment to free and universal education. Witte brings a balanced perspective to the picture by demonstrating why it is wrongheaded to be pro- or anti-school choice in the abstract.


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