Public and private education in America : examining the facts /

Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Cobb, Casey D. (Author), Glass, Gene V, 1940- (Author)
Corporate Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2021]
Series:Contemporary debates.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • How to use this book
  • Introduction
  • Public vs. private schools
  • Do students in private schools outperform students enrolled in public schools?
  • Are political conservatives and corporations the biggest supporters of privatization of the American K-12 school system?
  • Do private schools accept students with disabilities?
  • Are public and private school teachers similar in their educational and socioeconomic backgrounds?
  • School choice part I : competition, stratification, homeschooling, and vouchers
  • Do market-based reforms such as school choice increase competition and improve school performance?
  • Do school choice programs contribute to the resegregation of American schools?
  • Does homeschooling lead to better outcomes for students than traditional public schools?
  • Do school vouchers produce better student outcomes?
  • Do education tax credits and education savings accounts divert money from public to private schools?
  • School choice part II : charter schools
  • Do charter schools have significant variations in structure, operations, and performance from school to school?
  • Are charter schools actually public schools?
  • Are charter schools more innovative than traditional public schools?
  • Do charter schools perform better than traditional public schools?
  • Are poorly performing charter schools closed down?
  • Are most publicly funded charter schools operated by Education Management Organizations and Charter Management Organizations?
  • Standards, accountability, and assessment
  • Have standards-based reforms worked to improve the academic performance of American school children?
  • Are the Common Core state standards a national initiative-and if so, do they amount to a national curriculum?
  • Has time that students spend preparing for and taking standardized tests increased dramatically in U.S. public schools?
  • Has high-stakes testing improved schools?
  • Is it difficult for public schools to fire bad teachers?
  • Do assessment systems exist that can accurately capture the value-added impact of teachers on their students' test scores?
  • Is the U.S. lagging behind other nations in K-12 education?
  • How are the political interests that shape education policy organized?
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Do later school start times make a difference in children's learning?
  • Is bilingual education effective?
  • Does homework increase student achievement?
  • School environment
  • Are students disciplined disproportionately by race and gender?
  • Are small schools better than large schools in providing a quality education to students?
  • Are American schools less safe now than in the past?
  • Are public and private schools still racially and economically segregated?
  • Do today's full-time virtual schools offer a high-quality education for students?
  • Do students learn more in smaller classes?