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School Choice Books
Blue Bird Publishing, Mesa AZ, 1997
Unlike the earlier work, CHOICE IN SCHOOLING, which presents a history, from Adam Smith in 1776 to the end of the 1980s, of the proposal to fund students rather that institutions, this work consists of a limited selection from newsletters on the topic of school choice as a contemporary issue written while Executive Director of the REACH Alliance (REACH: The Road to Educational Achievement Through Choice), July 1992 - June 1995, and as a Distinguished Fellow for The Blum Center, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, from August 1995 - late 1996 when the book was prepared. Each newsletter was about 1300 words in length and an idea of the topic is indicated by the respective chapter titles.
"Among school choice advocates, few are better informed than David Kirkpatrick. His depth of knowledge about the choice movement becomes obvious after reading just a few pages of the introduction to...this book (which) brings together the best of his writing for the benefit of a much wider audience." School Reform News, January 1998
"WARNING: This book could improve schools!" From a courtesy notice of the book in the Premier Issue of Crisis In Education, February 1998
Available from the author: $12 plus $3 S&H, or $25 plus S&H for both School Choice and Choice in Schooling, 1990.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section One: Why is School Choice Needed?
1 The Need for Educational Reform
2 Criticism of Public Education
3 Did You Ever Wonder---?
4 The Money Issue
Section Two The School Choice Alternative
5 School Choice Questions and Answers
6 Why School Choice?
7 Research on School Choice
8 Historical & Legal Views of School Choice
9 Financial Issue of School Choice
10 Overwhelming Support for School Choice
11 Where Do We Go From Here?
Appendix: Networking Sources
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