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School Choice: The Struggle for the Soul of American Education & A Response


reviewed by Terry Moe - 1996

coverTitle: School Choice: The Struggle for the Soul of American Education & A Response
Author(s): Peter W. Cookson
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0300064993, Pages: , Year: 1995
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This book has been out only a short time, but it has already been greeted with open arms by opponents of school choice. And for good reason. It presumes to offer a broadly based objective appraisal of both the movement for school choice and the actual effects of choice-based reforms, and much of what it has to say is profoundly negative. Jonathan Kozol, whose fierce opposition to choice is well known, lauds the book as “a balanced and sober assessment . . . [that] will be welcomed by almost everyone who deeply values public education and the democratic principles that nourish it as an ideal” (quotation taken from jacket copy). Because I am a supporter of choice (and criticized as such by Cookson), the predictable response on my part is to wreak vengeance on the book. But who wants to be predictable? Not me. So my great hope, going in, was... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 3, 1996, p. 497-500
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1436, Date Accessed: 11/13/2019 2:43:13 PM

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