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Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg


The first major battle over school choice was part of the struggle to equalize and integrate schools in the civil rights era, when it became apparent that choice could be either a serious barrier or a significant tool for reaching these goals. The second movement for choice has been very different. This large—and continuing—movement is part of an anti—government, individualistic, market—based movement in a more conservative period. This period that has forgotten many of the lessons of that earlier time, although it has once again seen choice presented as the answer to racial inequality. This b ... More

Keywords: school choice, civil rights, charter schools, magnet schools, integration, history of school choice, school choice theory, school choice policy, education policy, current education policy, business influence on education, markets and schools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274730
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Orfield, author

Erica Frankenberg, author

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