School Choice in the Real World: Lessons from Arizona Charter Schools

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experience with the program is not readily apparent. Ideally, a longitudinal study that uses a pre-test/post-test design with a control group and that includes a sufficiently large number of families new to the program at the time of the pre-test would help determine whether and how parents are affected by their participation in a choice program.
4.
This is not intended to be a criticism of parents who emphasize the private benefits of schooling. The distinction made here is important in helping to understand that, for some families, the social goals of education are of little concern.
5.
See Loudon and Bitta ( 1984: 43) for a description of the consumer decision process.
6.
In a way, this already has happened in Milwaukee. Households that do not participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the longest-running school voucher program in the nation, have lost their status as stakeholders in the MPCP schools. They still can be involved in the Milwaukee public schools and can contact their state representatives about the choice program. The crux of this issue, though, is that parents who believe in limiting stakeholdership are expressing a willingness to exclude other citizens from local governance of schools. For example, parents might question whether non-parents have the right to speak up at school board meetings.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1: Real World School Choice: Arizona Charter Schools 1
  • Notes 15
  • References 15
  • PART ONE Theoretical and National Perspectives 17
  • 2: And This Parent Went to Market: Education as Public Versus Private Good 19
  • Notes 35
  • Notes 36
  • 3: The Death of One Best Way: Charter Schools as Reinventing Government 39
  • Notes 55
  • References 55
  • 4: Congress and Charter Schools 58
  • Notes 65
  • Notes 67
  • 5: Charter Schools: A National Innovation, an Arizona Revolution 68
  • Notes 92
  • References 92
  • PART TWO Social Scientists Look at Arizona Charter Schools 97
  • 6: The Wild West of Education Reform: Arizona Charter Schools 99
  • References 114
  • 7: Why Arizona Embarked on School Reform (and Nevada Did Not) 115
  • References 127
  • 8: Do Charter Schools Improve District Schools? Three Approaches to the Question 129
  • Notes 139
  • Notes 140
  • 9: Closing Charters: How a Good Theory Failed in Practice 142
  • Conclusion and Recommendations for Policy Makers 156
  • Notes 158
  • References 158
  • 10: Nothing New: Curricula in Arizona Charter Schools 159
  • References 172
  • 11: How Arizona Teachers View School Reform 173
  • Notes 184
  • References 184
  • PART THREE Practitioners Look at Arizona Charter Schools 187
  • 12: The Empowerment of Market-Based School Reform 189
  • Notes 197
  • References 197
  • 13: A Voice from the State Legislature: Don'T Do What Arizona Did! 198
  • Notes 210
  • References 210
  • 14: Public Schools and the Charter Movement: An Emerging Relationship 212
  • Notes 220
  • References 220
  • 15: Whose Idea Was This Anyway? The Challenging Metamorphosis from Private to Charter 222
  • Notes 233
  • References 233
  • PART FOUR Lessons 235
  • 16: In Lieu of Conclusions: Tentative Lessons from a Contested Frontier 237
  • References 247
  • About the Editors and Contributors 249
  • Index 253
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