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Parents, Teachers and Children -- Prospects for Choice in American Education


reviewed by Susan L. Greenblatt - 1978

coverTitle: Parents, Teachers and Children -- Prospects for Choice in American Education
Author(s): James S. Coleman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Parents, Teachers and Children—Prospects for Choice in American Education, by James S. Coleman et al., is a collection of articles that deals with the proposal of a voucher system for public education. Under the proposed voucher system, the government would provide parents with vouchers for the tuition costs of their children's education; these vouchers would enable parents to select the school that offers the type of education most suitable for their own children's needs. Proponents of this innovation suggest that the voucher system would result in competition among schools for the student population. Competition in turn would result in improving the quality of education. The Introduction by Coleman is intended to present the salient aspects of public education in this country that are relevant to a voucher system. Coleman speaks of the history of unequal education in this country and the actions that have been taken to establish equality. He asserts... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 80 Number 2, 1978, p. 381-385
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1117, Date Accessed: 8/4/2020 3:58:13 PM

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