False Choices: Why School Vouchers Threaten Our Children's Future

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Robert Lowe, Barbara Miner
Rethinking Schools, Limited, 1992 - Public schools - 40 pages
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A voucher system of schooling would destroy the few democratic gains made in public education in recent years, worsen inequalities that already permeate education, and block opportunities for meaningful reform. Articles included in this special issue are: (1) an introduction, "Why We Are Publishing False Choices" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (2) "The Hollow Promise of School Vouchers" (R. Lowe); (3) "Voucher Plans Proliferate: From Colorado to California, Milwaukee to Baltimore" (B. Miner); (4) "'Choice' Will Devastate Our Urban Schools" (M. Waters); (5) "Our Schools Need Money, Not Rhetoric" (C. J. Prentiss); (6) "Choice Is a Smokescreen" (L. Darling-Hammond); (7) "The Debate Is about Privatization, Not Choice" (D. Meier); (8) "Playing Politices with 'Choice'" (G. Orfield); (9) "A Battle for the Soul of Public Education" (W. Furutani); (10) "Questions and Answers about School Choice" ("Rethinking Schools" Editorial Board); (11) "Whittle's Raid on Public Education" (J. Kozol); (12) "Chris Whittle's Trojan Horse" (A. J. Alvarado); (13) "Is Public School 'Choice' a Viable Alternative?" (A. Bastian); (14) "Massachusetts: Robbing the Poor To Pay the Rich" (S. Karp); (15) "Chicago: Public School 'Choice' and Inequality" (J. Kozol); (16) "When "Choice" Equals No Choice" (H. Kohl); and (17) "'Choice' and Public School Reform" (R. Peterkin). (SLD)

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