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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