[Reading] ➺ Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About Author Sigal R. Ben-Porath – Heartforum.co.uk If free market advocates had total control over education policy, would the shared public system of education collapse Would school choice revitalize schooling with its innovative force With prolifera If free market advocates had total control over Our Mind: PDF/EPUB À education policy, would the shared public system of education collapse Would school choice revitalize schooling with its innovative force With proliferating charters and voucher schemes, would the United States finally make a dramatic break with its past and expand parental choice That s not only the wrong question it s the wrong premise, argue philosopher Sigal R Ben Porath and historian Michael C Johanek in Making Up Our Mind Market driven school choices aren t a new They predate the republic, and for generations parents have chosen to educate their children through an evolving mix of publicly supported, private, charitable, and entrepreneurial enterprises This process has arguably always been influenced by market forces, especially those of parental demand, and, recently, by the impact of coordinated corporate and philanthropic influence The question is not whether to have school choice It is how we will regulate who has which choices in our mixed market for schooling and what we, as a nation, hope to accomplish with that mix of choices Making Up Our Mind looks beyond the simple divide Up Our Mind: PDF/EPUB é between those who oppose government intervention and those who support public education as a way to nurture a democratic, integrated public sphere Instead, the authors make the case for a structured landscape of choice in schooling, one that protects the interests of children and of society, while also identifying key shared values on which a broadly acceptable policy could rest.
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- 208 pages
- Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About
- Sigal R. Ben-Porath
- 15 January 2017 Sigal R. Ben-Porath