When Schools Compete

Author: Edward B. Fiske
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 9780815798491
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In 1989 New Zealand embarked on what is arguably the most thorough and dramatic transformation of a compulsory state education system ever undertaken by an industrialized country. Under a plan known as Tomorrow's Schools this island nation of 3.8 million people abolished its national Department of Education and turned control of its nearly 2,700 primary and secondary schools over to locally elected boards of trustees. Virtually overnight, one of the world's most tightly controlled public education systems became one of the most decentralized. Two years later, in 1991, with a new government in power, New Zealand enacted further reforms that introduced full parental choice of schools and encouraged the development of a competitive culture in the state education system. Debate rages in the United States about whether similar reforms would improve the performance of the country's troubled public school system. Judgments about the potential benefits of these ideas, as well as the general relevance of economic models to educational systems, tap into deeply held values, and discussion in the U.S. has been hampered by the lack of practical experience with them. The extended and widespread experiences of New Zealand, whose school system functions much like our own, provide U.S. policy makers with a wide range of appropriate insights and implications to consider as they gauge the merits of bold education reform. When Schools Compete is the first book to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the New Zealand experiment. Combining the perceptive observations of a prominent education journalist and the analytical skills of an academic policy analyst, this book will help supporters and critics of market-based education reforms better anticipate the potential long-term consequences of applying ideas of market competition to the delivery of education.

Compete Or Close

Author: Julie A. McWilliams
Editor: Education Politics and Policy
ISBN: 9781682533130
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The book is an ethnographic study of a public high school under pressure to compete with charter schools.--

Finnish Lessons 3 0

Author: Pasi Sahlberg
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ISBN: 0807764809
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"Finnish Lessons 3.0 encourages readers to think big and bold to find new solutions to improving their schools and entire education systems. This third edition of the Grawemeyer Award Winner includes important new material about teaching children with special needs, the role of play in high-quality education, and Finland's responses to growing inequality, slipping international test scores, and the global pandemic"--

Vouchers And Public School Performance

Author: Martin Carnoy
Editor: Economic Policy Inst
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Complete Works Of The Most Rev John Hughes

Author: Abp. John Hughes
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The Economics Of Schooling And School Quality Efficiency Competition And Policy

Author: Eric Alan Hanushek
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The Role Of Michigan Schools In Promoting Healthy Weight

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Provides practical guidelines and policy recommendations to school districts for promoting healthy weight for all students.

School Choices

Author: John Merrifield
Editor: Independent Inst
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Advocating the near complete privatization of schools, Merrifield (economics, U. of Texas at San Antonio) reserves most criticism for the vouchers movement. He argues that advocates for vouchers have weakened their arguments to the point where the complete unleashing of "market forces" will not be achieved, thus failing to reach true competition. Distributed by the Independent Publishers Group. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Michigan At The Millennium

Author: Charles L. Ballard
Editor: MSU Press
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Michigan at the Millennium provides objective background and analysis on a wide variety of key economic and fiscal issues. The chapters are written by economists and policy analysts at leading universities and other institutions in Michigan. Written in clear, non-technical language, the articles are aimed at an audience that includes members of the legislative and executive branches of state government, members of the judicial system, local government officials, policy analysts, and informed citizens. This volume follows in the tradition of the landmark 1982 study, Michigan's Fiscal and Economic Structure, edited by Harvey E. Brazer. The first section of the volume focuses on broad aspects of the economy, people, and land of Michigan, including chapters on demographics, the labor force, land use, the manufacturing sector, high-technology industries, and health care. Section two focuses on public expenditures and public services, and includes chapters on economic-development efforts, K-12 education, the transportation system, the welfare system, policies for low-wage workers and displaced workers, and pensions. The third section is concerned with taxes and other government revenues. It includes chapters on the Headlee Amendment, income taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes, the Single Business Tax, intergovernmental fiscal relations, and other sources of revenue.

Saving Money And Improving Education

Author: David F. Salisbury
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Interscholastic Athletic Administration

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School Choice

Author: Mercedes K. Schneider
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774243
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Proponents of market-driven education reform view vouchers and charters as superior to local-board-run, community-based public schools. However, the author of this timely volume argues that there is no clear research supporting this view. In fact, she claims there is increasing evidence of charter mismanagement—with public funding all-too-often being squandered while public schools are being closed or consolidated. Tracing the origins of vouchers and charters in the United States, this book examines the push to “globally compete” with education systems in countries such as China and Finland. It documents issues important to the school choice debate, including the impoverishment of public schools to support privatized schools, the abandonment of long-held principles of public education, questionable disciplinary practices, and community disruption. School Choice: The End of Public Education? is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the past and future of public education in America. Book Features: Provides a comprehensive historical account of the origins of vouchers and charters. Includes accounts of intriguing historical experiences. Examines the defunding of neighborhood public schools in favor of often underregulated charters. Reveals charter school “churn” that often follows the closing of a mismanaged charter. Provides a cogent counternarrative to the claim that charters are necessary for America to compete globally. “How fortunate that we have another soon-to-be classic from Mercedes Schneider that informs and empowers us all for the fight back!” —Joyce E. King, Georgia State University “Schneider provides a must-read for anyone, especially educators, interested in the future of public education.” —Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Louisiana State University “Outstanding! Powerful! This is the most interesting and best-researched book on school choice I've ever read.” —Julian Vasquez Heilig, California State University

Econom A

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Policy Options For Interventions In Failing Schools

Author: Connor P. Spreng
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In accountability frameworks for public education, the focus on the performance of individual schools is increasing. The introduction of parental choice is designed to help low performing schools improve or close. Relatively little attention has been paid, however, to the underlying assumptions of these mechanisms. This dissertation examines the responses to failing schools by discussing the theory of such responses and motivating the need for government intervention in failing schools. After the existing literature on interventions is examined, a case study of New Zealand's experience with failing schools offers some evidence of the limited ability of market forces to deal with school failure. Contrary to the assumptions that guided the initial reforms, school failure persisted and spurred the Ministry of Education into developing a strategy for intervening in the failed schools. To estimate the impact of interventions on school performance, this study examines the strategy of interventions in underperforming schools in California. Using publicly available data on school level test scores, models are estimated that take the selection procedure into account explicitly. An impact of 6 points in API growth in the planning year can be detected with no significant effect during the actual implementation. The findings suggest that a priori assumptions about school failure are not useful. An application to the education reform in the Emirate of Qatar further illustrates the practical implications of the recommendations.

Yearbook

Author: National Collegiate Athletic Association
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Rumsfeld Versus Padilla 2004

Author: United States. Supreme Court
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Connecticut Schools

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Creating Competitive Markets

Author: Associate Professor of Political Science Marc K Landy
Editor: Brookings Inst Press
ISBN: 9780815751168
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"Contributors from academia, government, and the private sector evaluate more than a dozen efforts at market design. Analyzing a broad range of sectors, including airlines, electricity, education, and pensions, authors ask critical questions about developments in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan, as well as the United States"--Provided by publisher.