Debating Issues In American Education: Alternative Schooling And School Choice, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452266573
  • ISBN-13: 9781452266572
  • DDC: 379.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides views on multiple sides of curriculum and instruction issues in America's schools and offers more in-depth resources for further exploration. This volume examines alternative schooling and school choice, covering such issues as charter schools, for-profit schools, faith-based schools, magnet schools, and vouchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors-in-Chief.
About the Volume Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: Are Charter Schools a Viable Educational Model as an Alternative to Public Education?.
2: Do Ethnocentric Charter Schools Unconstitutionally Discriminate on the Basis of Race and/or National Origin?.
3: Should Faith-Based Charter Schools Survive Constitutional Scrutiny?.
4: Are Culturally Specific Charter Schools an Appropriate Means of Preserving Muslim Identity?.
5: Is there any Benefit to Proprietary For-Profit Schools?.
6: Are Publicly Funded Programs that Afford Parents the Option of where to Educate Their Children the Most Appropriate Ways to Promote Educational Choice?.
7: Should Homeschooling be Subject to Greater State Regulation in Such Areas as Teacher Qualifications and Curricular Content?.
8: Should the Jewish Community in the United States Provide Jewish Day Schools for All Jewish Children as a Means of Preserving Their Jewish Identity?.
9: Do Private, Nonsectarian Schools Enhance Student Achievement?.
10: Do Magnet Schools Enhance Student Achievement?.
11: Do Single-Sex Classes and/or Schools Better Address the Needs of Elementary and/or Secondary School Students?.
12: Is Head Start Worth Preserving?.
13: Are Vocational Education and Apprenticeship Programs Valuable?.
14: Are Year-Round Schools an Appropriate Way to Improve Student Outcomes?.
15: Are Native American Schools a Viable Means of Enhancing Student Achievement?.