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Time to Choose: America at the Crossroads of School Choice Policy


reviewed by Valerie Lee 1995

coverTitle: Time to Choose: America at the Crossroads of School Choice Policy
Author(s): Amy Stuart Wells
Publisher: Hill and Wang Publishers, New York
ISBN: 0809015633, Pages: 255, Year: 1993
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Given the intense public attention devoted to the issue of parental choice of schools in the last few years, Amy Wells’s book, Time to Choose, is a timely and useful contribution to national, state, and local debates about this important question of educational policy. Her stated purpose is to help the interested public make an “intelligent evaluation of any school program or policy” (p. 28) by describing the various forms of school choice-and the aims to which they are addressed. Several qualities recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about school choice. First, Wells has grounded her-discussion in a useful historical context, whereas many educational policy discussions are framed in such a way that readers are led to believe the issues tire brand new (there are actually very few “new” issues in education). Second, she has attempted to construct the book around the somewhat conflicted goals that Americans have... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 1, 1995, p. 132-137
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1453, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 10:45:35 PM

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