A Historical and Political Look at the Modern School Choice Movement
history of school choice, school choice, school choice in the United States, school choice options
International Journal of Educational Reform
School choice in the United States can be traced back to the start of civil society when wealthy families selected a school based on educational philosophy, location, or religious tradition. As common schools emerged, larger portions of the population were able to gain access to education. However, many discovered that quality public schools were not a reality for all students. In response, some looked to school choices within and outside of the public school sector. This literature review chronicles school choice efforts to emerge following the 1954 Brown decision and highlights liberal and conservative political heritages of school choice in the United States.
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Logan, Stephanie R., "A Historical and Political Look at the Modern School Choice Movement" (2018). Faculty Publications. 760.