Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2005

Publication Source

Mid-Western Educational Researcher

Abstract

School choice is increasingly promulgated as a promising education reform policy for failing urban schools, but no solid evidence has yet shown the promise fulfilled. The authors argue that choice based on market theory without a moral center is insufficient. Without a moral foundation, such market-driven choice programs may actually disadvantage some children further. A market approach, absent a moral perspective, fails to encompass all the necessary dimensions for an educational system that can fulfill the traditional commitment to the common good and effectively serve all urban children, their families, and society. Six moral principles are offered along with examples of reform initiatives that may begin to evidence a morally centered market viewpoint.

Inclusive pages

35-42

ISBN/ISSN

1056-3997

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

This document is provided for download in compliance with the publisher's policy on self-archiving. Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Mid-Western Educational Researcher

Volume

18

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes


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