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Title:
The political dynamics of school choice : negotiating contested terrain
Author:
Fusarelli, Lance D. (Lance Darin), 1966-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Palgrave Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol031/2002193056.html
ISBN:
9780312237530

9781403960474
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Book

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Summary

Lance D. Fusarelli examines the relationship between the charter school and voucher issues: To what degree does political support for charter schools - from a coalition of teacher associations, school board groups, superintendents, and voucher advocates - slow or even stop the forces for vouchers? Or, do these coalitions, which successfully pushed charter school legislation through the legislature, actually fuel the fires of privatization? Charter schools legislation has enjoyed bipartisan support precisely because the threat of vouchers is so great. And, contrary to the strategy of voucher opponents, the spread of charter school increases, rather than alleviates, the push for vouchers.


Author Notes

Lance D. Fusarelli is assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership Administration and Policy in the Graduate School of Education, Fordham University


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
1. School Choice and the Politics of Reformp. 1
2. Cultural Dynamics: Political Culture and Language in Policymakingp. 15
3. Institutional Dynamics: The Power of Structurep. 39
4. Interest Group Dynamics: The Power of Coalitionsp. 71
5. Organizational Learning Dynamics: The Utility of Experience?p. 113
6. The Political Dynamics of School Choice: Lessons Learnedp. 139
Appendix Ap. 153
Appendix Bp. 155
Notesp. 157
About the Authorp. 215
Indexp. 217