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Arizona’s Mature Education Market: How School and Community Stakeholders Make Meaning of School Choice Policies

Abstract School choice reforms such as charter schools, vouchers, open enrollment, and private and public school tax credit donation programs have expanded throughout the United States over the past twenty years. Arizona’s long-standing public school choice system enrolls a higher percentage of public school students in charter schools than any state besides Washington D.C. A growing number of Arizona’s charter schools are managed by for-profit and nonprofit Education Management Organizations (EMOs). Advocates of school choice argue that free-market education approaches will make public schools competitive and nimble as parents’ choices place pressures on schools to improve or close. This, then, improves all schools: public, private, and charter... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Potterton, Amanda U. (Author) / Powers, Jeanne M. (Advisor) / Berliner, David C. (Committee member) / Fischman, Gustavo E. (Committee member) / Glass, Gene V (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education policy / Education / Sociology / charter schools / communities / competition / education policy / parental choice / school choice
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 226 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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