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    Policy Implications of the Public and Private School Debates

    Barbara L. Heyns
    We are indebted once again to James Coleman for enlivening educational policy debates with the publication of this controversial and widely discussed study. Public and Private Schools (PPS), coauthored with Thomas Hoffer and Sally Kilgore, is controversial, timely, challenges the conventional wisdom, and adopts a critical—some would say hostile— stance toward public education. Although I disagree with many of their arguments, the authors should be congratulated for providing so much grist for our analytic mills.

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    Winter 1981 Issue

    Abstracts

    Report Analysis
    Public and Private Schools
    Marya R. Levenson, Dawn Geronimo Terkla
    Evidence, Analysis, and Unanswered Questions
    Richard J. Murnane
    The Issue Is Still Equality of Educational Opportunity
    Jomills Henry Braddock II
    Disciplined Inquiry or Policy Argument?
    Anthony S. Bryk
    Why Public and Private Schools Matter
    Chester E. Finn, Jr.
    Unasked Questions
    James W. Guthrie
    Policy Implications of the Public and Private School Debates
    Barbara L. Heyns
    Questions and Answers
    Our Response
    James Coleman, Thomas Hoffer, Sally Kilgore
    Reducing Student Alienation in High Schools
    Implications of Theory
    Fred M. Newmann
    The Allen School
    An Alternative Nineteenth-Century Education, 1818-1852
    Judith Strong Albert
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