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Privatization and Educational Choice


reviewed by Henry M. Levin - 1991

coverTitle: Privatization and Educational Choice
Author(s): Myron Lieberman
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0312028458, Pages: , Year:
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A combination of free market advocates pushing “privatization” of all government services and a general despair at the miserable failures of urban schools has propelled a movement toward educational choice and private provision of educational services. Residents of Oregon recently rejected a statewide referendum to provide a tax credit of up to $2,500 to families who pay tuition to a private school. The Wisconsin legislature has made it possible for up to one thousand students from low-income families in Milwaukee to receive vouchers redeemable in private schools for up to $2,500. Much of what has been written on the use of public funding for private educational providers has been ideological and tendentious, whether supporting or opposing such a movement. In contrast, Myron Lieberman has attempted to write a book that purports to address both sides of the issue. To a large degree, he succeeds. Although the title of the book suggests... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 4, 1991, p. 640-642
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 362, Date Accessed: 9/17/2019 2:56:53 AM

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