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    Report Analysis

    Public and Private Schools

    Marya R. Levenson, Dawn Geronimo Terkla
    In 1980 the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) commissioned five papers on the data produced by High School and Beyond, a 1980 longitudinal study of 58,728 students in 1,016 high schools. One of these papers, Public and Private Schools, by James Coleman, Thomas Hoffer, and Sally Kilgore, presents new data on private and public schooling. Currently in draft form, the final version of the report is scheduled to be submitted this fall to the National Center for Education Statistics.1 In the interim, the authors' interpretation of the data and their recommendations for policy directions have initiated a highly publicized and controversial national debate.

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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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