Freedom of Choice: Vouchers in American Education (Praeger Series on American Political Cultures) by Jim Carl

Freedom of Choice: Vouchers in American Education (Praeger Series on American Political Cultures)

Book Title: Freedom of Choice: Vouchers in American Education (Praeger Series on American Political Cultures)

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0313393273

Author: Jim Carl


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This book reveals that, far from being the result of a groundswell of support for parental choice in American education, the origins of school vouchers are seated in identity politics, religious schooling, and educational entrepreneurship.


• Case studies describe, explain, and compare the origins of school vouchers in four states: Louisiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Wisconsin

• Interviews with key participants in the debates over school vouchers, including Christopher Jencks and the late Milton Friedman

• Eight tables and graphs detail demographic and educational changes in New Orleans, Milwaukee, and Cleveland

• Four maps show the locations of voucher schools and programs in New Orleans, New Hampshire, Milwaukee, and Cleveland

• Photographs of student and parent supporters of school vouchers

• A bibliography of primary and secondary sources in urban history, history of education, and educational policy studies