A School for Every Child: School Choice in America Today

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Sandra Harris, Sandra Lynn Tillman Lowery
Scarecrow Press, 2002 - Education - 151 pages
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In recent years, the many options for alternative school structures have become a pervasive reality for parents and educators alike. Professional educators Drs. Harris and Lowery present a compelling and detailed analysis of the practical and philosophical questions that arise when choosing a magnet, independent, religious, or home schooling system. With millions of children in some sort of alternative school, and with the importance of these questions ever on the rise in the political arena, A School for Every Child is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the current state of education today.
 

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Contents

Overview
1
Legal Aspects of School Choice Issues
9
Public Schools of Choice
19
Magnet Schools
21
Charter Schools
33
Public Alternative Schools
45
Public Schools and Private Profit The Challenge of Educational Management Organizations
53
Private Schools of Choice
73
Catholic Schools
87
Christian Schools
99
Homeschools
109
Choosing Wisely for Our Children
127
What to Look for in Good Schools
129
Conclusion
145
Contributors
149
Copyright

The Independent School
75

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Sandra Lowery is a former public school superintendent. She is currently a full professor and chair of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Sandra Harris is an educator with experience in K-12 public and private schools. She is currently assistant professor in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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