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The politics of parent choice in public education : the choice movement in North Carolina and the United States

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Education policy, Volume First edition, p.168 (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1027.9 .L48 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10291612

Keywords:

Education and state--North Carolina, Education and state--United States, Public schools--North Carolina, Public schools--United States, School choice--North Carolina, School choice--United States

Abstract:

Summary: "This is the story of North Carolina parent choice advocates' push for the creation and expansion of choice policies in the state. The exploration of the politics, ideology, and interests surrounding parent choice in this conversation includes but also stretches beyond the most frequently discussed choice policies of charter schools, school vouchers, and tuition tax credits. Here, Lewis makes the argument that parents push for these policies are closely akin to parents' rejection of busing and redistricting policies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Raleigh-Durham, parents' advocating for the state-support of home-schooling options across the state, and parents' pushing for the expansion of magnet and intradistrict choice options. He shows how central to parents' advocacy for all of these policies lies a more foundational desire to reconceputalize public schooling, with parents having much more individual control over how public funding is used for the education of their children"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng