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.
|Series:||Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
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
Picture Credits 120