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The Resource School choice and the question of accountability : the Milwaukee experience, Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese Dickman, (electronic resource)

School choice and the question of accountability : the Milwaukee experience, Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese Dickman, (electronic resource)

Label
School choice and the question of accountability : the Milwaukee experience
Title
School choice and the question of accountability
Title remainder
the Milwaukee experience
Statement of responsibility
Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese Dickman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van Dunk, Emily
Dewey number
371.1/11/0977595
LC call number
LB1027.9
LC item number
.V36 2003eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
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  • Dickman, Anneliese
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • School choice
  • Educational accountability
Summary expansion
"Emily Van Dunk, Anneliese M. Dickman, and their research team studied Milwaukee's voucher program for five years, interviewing parents, teachers, and administrators; performing an annual census of all participating choice schools; analyzing fiscal policies; and visiting more than sixty private choice schools. Their unmatched data show that the program belies its underlying assumption that a competitive marketplace will produce the only accountability necessary. When parents vote with their feet, good schools will succeed and bad schools will fail. Arguing that the success of school choice is dependent on two factors - informed parents and schools striving to improve in order to keep students - Van Dunk and Dickman find scant evidence that either of these is taking place in Milwaukee. Most ingredients of a robust market are missing. Well-informed consumers (parents) are not the norm. State fiscal incentives are counterproductive and competition among public and choice schools is difficult to discern." "The real-life result, Van Dunk and Dickman say, is that under the current system parents by themselves are unable to hold schools fully accountable. Instead of junking choice, the authors conclude that school choice could fulfill its promise if certain conditions were met, and they offer guidelines to strengthen accountability and repair the voucher program."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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School choice and the question of accountability : the Milwaukee experience, Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese Dickman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-215) and index
Contents
The limitations of parental accountability -- Parental choice, parental power, and accountability -- The response of public schools to competition -- What parents know : an examination of informed consumers -- Shopping for schools -- Do the dollars follow the child? -- Choice school accountability : a consensus of views -- Releasing the power of school choice through accountability
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000241867
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300099423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000241867
Label
School choice and the question of accountability : the Milwaukee experience, Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese Dickman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-215) and index
Contents
The limitations of parental accountability -- Parental choice, parental power, and accountability -- The response of public schools to competition -- What parents know : an examination of informed consumers -- Shopping for schools -- Do the dollars follow the child? -- Choice school accountability : a consensus of views -- Releasing the power of school choice through accountability
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000241867
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780300099423
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000241867

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