Getting Choice Right: Ensuring: Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy


reviewed by Courtney A. Bell & Gary Sykes - September 06, 2006

coverTitle: Getting Choice Right: Ensuring: Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy
Author(s): Julian R. Betts and Tom Loveless
Publisher: Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
ISBN: 0815753314, Pages: 255, Year: 2005
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In 2001, the Brookings Institution formed the National Working Commission on Choice in K-12 Education to study the development of school choice in the U.S.  The book under review stems from this work and, for the most part, is a careful and balanced examination of a range of conceptual issues associated with school choice in the United States.  The general perspective of the volume is pragmatic in laying out important considerations related to choice and in making policy recommendations that address the most prominent of these issues. It would be a mistake to regard the volume as “pro-school choice,” for that is too simplistic; however, the contributions generally accept that some forms of school choice are here to stay, and further articulate ways to make choice “work,” or as the title has it, to get choice “right.”  Staunch supporters or opponents of school choice may take issue with the volume’s... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 06, 2006
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