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Semester: Not Offered
Faculty: Marty West
Examines the theoretical rationale for market-based education reforms and empirical evidence on their consequences for students. Topics include public school choice, charter schools, vouchers, and homeschooling. Special attention is paid to the design and operation of education markets, the politics of market-based school reform, legal challenges to school choice programs, and methods for evaluating school choice initiatives. Prior coursework in quantitative methods is recommended.
Also offered by the Graduate School of Education as A-315, but not offered in 2012-13.