Charter Schools and School Vouchers

Charter Schools and School Vouchers

by Pete Schauer




Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints continues the tradition of Greenhaven Publishing's critically acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, helping students gain an awareness of current issues and develops critical-thinking skills. Designed to help introduce students to the often overwhelming concept of opposing perspectives, this series presents a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to a diverse array of perspectives, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Annotated bibliography, websites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534503564
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 How Do Charter Schools Differ from Traditional Public Schools?

1 Students May Not Learn More in Charter Schools Claudio Sanchez 11

2 Charter Schools Show Positive Results Josh Angrist Sarah Cohodes Susan M. Dynarski Parag Pathak Christopher R. Walters 15

3 The Data Shows No Clear Winner Grace Chen 23

4 There Are Many Benefits to Charter Schools Mark Holley 29

5 Public Schools Have Their Benefits, Too Robert Niles 33

Chapter 2 How Do School Vouchers Impact the Public School System?

1 School Vouchers Don't Enhance Performance National Conference of State Legislatures 40

2 School Choice Doesn't Drain Public Schools' Funding Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice 44

3 Vouchers Result in Negative Test Scores Mark Dynarski Austin Nichols 51

4 Test Scores Don't Tell the Whole Truth Joshua Cowen 60

5 Private School Vouchers Should Be Rejected Americans United 64

Chapter 3 What Do Charter Schools and School Vouchers Mean for the Future of Education in the United States?

1 Betsy DeVos Will Push Forward with School Choice Anya Kamenetz 72

2 DeVos Will Ruin Public Education John Rosales 76

3 Charter School Philosophy Is in Danger Under DeVos Greg Richmond 81

4 Charter Schools Will Benefit from Trump Mikhail Zinshteyn 86

5 Charter Schools Face Risk of Increased Segregation Iris C. Rotberg 90

6 California's Charter School Expansion Will Impact Schools and Communities Louis Freedberg 100

Facts About Charter Schools and School Vouchers 108

Organizations to Contact 109

For Further Reading 112

Index 116

Picture Credits 120

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