Title

The Impact of Emerging Market-Based Public Policy on Urban Schools and a Democratic Society

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2001

Publication Source

Education and Urban Society

Abstract

Education is being transformed at a rapid pace because of a variety of political and social forces. One of those forces is an increased emphasis on market-based policy and practice. School reform advocates in general and political conservatives in particular see the market approach as one that can and will positively affect educational practices. Ridenour, Lasley, and Bainbridge examine the efficacy of the market approach as it has been evidenced in the development of charter schools and choice options. The authors conclude that the rate of change needs to be managed to protect students and that strategic partnerships must be created to ensure more collaboration between those with conflicting views. Whereas business benefits from competition, education requires a type of “coop-petition” to ensure that all students are provided an adequate education.

Inclusive pages

66-83

ISBN/ISSN

0013-1245

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Sage

Volume

34

Issue

1

Peer Reviewed

yes