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    What Do We Know (and Need to Know) about the Impact of School Choice Reforms on Disadvantaged Students?

    Dan D. Goldhaber and Eric R. Eide
    In this article, Dan Goldhaber and Eric Eide consider what we do and do not know about the impact of school choice, focusing particularly on the potential impact of choice on minority students in urban school settings. They observe that many argue that school choice is a necessary component of any educational reform designed to improve educational outcomes for students. While public pressure has yielded a tremendous expansion of choice options, Goldhaber and Eide contend that the empirical evidence on the academic effects of school choice reforms is mixed. They propose that relatively little evidence exists that these schools are having a clear-cut positive or negative impact on the achievement of either the students who attend them or those who remain in traditional public schools. They conclude that the mixed evidence on choice suggests that choice in and of itself is unlikely to be the solution that revolutionizes urban school systems. (pp. 157-176)

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    Summer 2002 Issue

    Abstracts

    What Do We Know (and Need to Know) about the Impact of School Choice Reforms on Disadvantaged Students?
    Dan D. Goldhaber and Eric R. Eide
    Buying Homes, Buying Schools
    School Choice and the Social Construction of School Quality
    Jennifer Jellison Holme
    The Economy of Literacy
    How the Supreme Court Stalled the Civil Rights Movement
    Catherine Prendergast
    Seeing Student Learning
    Teacher Change and the Role of Reflection
    Carol R. Rodgers

    Book Notes

    Pregnant with Meaning
    By Deirdre M. Kelly

    Latinos
    Edited by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Mariela M. Páez

    Arts with the Brain in Mind
    By Eric Jensen

    Bodily Discourses
    By Michelle Payne

    Young Children Learning at Home and School
    Edited by David K. Dickinson and Patton O. Tabors

    Renaissance in the Classroom
    Edited by Gail Burnaford, Arnold Aprill, and Cynthia Weiss

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