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Educational Delusions?Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair$
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Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780520274730

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520274730.001.0001

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Choice Theories and the Schools

Choice Theories and the Schools

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(p.36) (p.37) 2 Choice Theories and the Schools
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Educational Delusions?
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Gary Orfield

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0002

This chapter explores the dominant theory of unregulated market—oriented choice and shows the way in which the requirements for a true market do not exist. It also discusses the consequences of these faulty ideological assumptions for the educational opportunity and school systems.

Keywords:   market theory, integration theory, charter schools, lobbies, district boundaries, parent information, transportation and choice

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