Updated to reflect the latest developments and increasing scope of school-based options, the second edition of the Handbook of Research on School Choice makes readily available the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K–12 school choice.
This comprehensive research handbook begins with scholarly overviews that explore historical, political, economic, legal, methodological, and international perspectives on school choice. In the following sections, experts examine the research and current state of common forms of school choice: charter schools, school vouchers, and magnet schools. The concluding section brings together perspectives on other key topics such as accountability, tax credit scholarships, parent decision-making, and marginalized students.
With empirical perspectives on all aspects of this evolving sphere of education, this is a critical resource for researchers, faculty, and students interested in education policy, the politics of education, and educational leadership.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables. Preface, Mark Berends, Ann Primus, Matthew G. Springer I. Perspectives on School Choice 1. Economic Perspectives on School Choice, Susanna Loeb, Jon Valant 2. The Political Perspective on School Choice, Patrick J. Wolf 3. Social Perspectives on School Choice, Mark Berends 4. The Law of Parental Choice, Nicole Stelle Garnett, John Schoenig 5. School Choice in American History, John L. Rury 6. Critical Perspectives on School Choice: An Examination of Race, Class, and Gender in School Choice Policies, Adrienne D. Dixson, Chaddrick James-Gallaway, Nancy D. Cardenas, Ruqayyah Perkins-Williams 7. International Perspectives on School Choice, Helen F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske II. Charter Schools 8. Hopes, Fears, and New Solutions: Charter Schools in 2018, Betheny Gross, Christine Campbell, Sivan Tuchman, Roohi Sharma 9. Charter School Governance and Politics, Katrina E. Bulkley, Jeffrey R. Henig 10. The Social Context of Charter Schools, Zachary W. Oberfield 11. Charter School Competition, Megan J. Austin 12. Charter School Outcomes, Joseph J. Ferrare III. School Vouchers 13. Perspectives on School Vouchers, Samuel E. Abrams 14. The New Politics and Governance of School Vouchers: Outcomes and Oversight in an Era of At-Scale Choice, Joshua M. Cowen 15. Social Context of Vouchers, R. Joseph Waddington 16. Market Competition and School Vouchers, Henry M. Levin 17. Voucher Outcomes, Karin Gegenheimer, Matthew G. Springer IV. Magnet Schools 18. Perspectives on Magnet Schools, Ellen B. Goldring, Walker A. Swain 19. The Social Context of Magnet School Programs: How Choosing Schools Intersects with District Policies to Influence Racial Integration, Claire Smrekar 20. Magnet School Outcomes, Julian R. Betts, Chenzi Cao V. Other Aspects of School Choice 21. Accountability and School Choice, Laura S. Hamilton, Andrew McEachin 22. Portfolio Management Models, Katrina E. Bulkley, Ayesha K. Hashim 23. Schools of Choice and Marginalized Students: Students with Disabilities and English Learners, Madeline Mavrogordato, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj 24. The Comingling of Neoliberal Ideology, Methods, and Funding in School Choice Politics and Research, Julian Vasquez Heilig, T. Jameson Brewer, Frank Adamson 25. Parent Decision-Making and School Choice, Huriya Jabbar, Sarah Winchell Lenhoff 26. Information and School Choice, Sean P. Corcoran, Jennifer L. Jennings 27. Tax Credit Scholarships in an Evolving School Choice Arena: Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice, Luis A. Huerta, Steven Koutsavlis. List of Contributors
Mark Berends is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity at the University of Notre Dame, USA.
Ann Primus is Associate Director of the Education, Schooling, and Society program at the University of Notre Dame, USA.
Matthew G. Springer is Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Education Reform and Associate Professor of Education, Evaluation, and Policy at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, USA.