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Choice With Equity


reviewed by Dean Lindquist — 2003

coverTitle: Choice With Equity
Author(s): Paul T. Hill (Ed.)
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford
ISBN: 0817938923, Pages: 222, Year: 2002
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School reform efforts to improve student achievement are found in a variety of forms across North America. One reform effort receiving strong support from special interest groups is a broad based school choice system. Although school choice comes in many forms, perhaps the one supported most is a system in which parents use vouchers to enable their children to attend the school of choice. Proponents of systems of choice, including vouchers, believe that education can be improved through market forces of supply and demand. The debate around this issue creates a constant tension between advocates for publicly funded choice systems and those who believe that government funds should support only public education. If we juxtapose these polarized positions, there is no common ground. One either supports the concept of publicly funded voucher systems or one opposes it.  Choice with Equity is one of many books, articles, and essays written on this topic. Paul Hill, editor of this exceptional book, is one of the nine contributing authors in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1311-1314
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11142, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 8:04:18 AM

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  • Dean Lindquist
    Aspen View Regional Division #19
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    DEAN LINDQUIST completed his Doctor of Education Degree from the University of San Diego in 1998. His area of interest and study is the ongoing debate over the application of market values in education. Dean's dissertation examined the impact of market values on education and its effect on school principal governance in Alberta. Dean is currently the Chief Deputy Superintendent with Aspen View Regional Division #19 in Athabasca, Alberta.
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