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Real Options? The Role of Choice Sets in the Selection of Schools


by Courtney A. Bell January 09, 2006

The logic of school choice presumes that given the opportunity, parents will choose "better" schools for their children. But is every school a "real" option for all parents? Through the introduction of the concept of choice sets, this commentary considers some of the social and historical factors which shape the set of schools from which parents actually choose.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 09, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12277, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 3:49:45 PM

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  • Courtney Bell
    University of Connecticut
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    COURTNEY BELL is an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut. Her areas of concentration include policy and practice of school choice, teacher professional development, and teacher preparation for diverse learners. Bell has published several articles on educational reform.
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