Eighteen experts, including Albert Shanker, Ernest L. Boyer, Thomas Kean, and John Menge, examine the issues surrounding educational choice in public school systems and the voucher system for private schools. They discuss when choice should be considered, methods of implementation, and the extent to which government should be involved. Descriptions and evaluations of choice programs that have been implemented are presented. The book includes contributions from both supporters and opponents of choice presented within an academic framework to enhance examination, debate, and analysis. Since 37 states have adopted legislation that provides some kind of choice in the public education system, the issues involved will be important to school boards, educational administrators, public policy makers, parents, and taxpayers.
About the Author:
SIMON HAKIM is Professor of Economics at Temple University in Philadelphia.
PAUL SEIDENSTAT is Associate Professor of Economics at Temple University in Philadelphia.
GARY W. BOWMAN is Associate Professor of Economics at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Together all three have edited two other books on privatization--Privatizing Correctional Institutions (1993) and Privatizing the United States Justice System (1992).