School Choices: True and False

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The school choice movement has gained political momentum in recent years, having established programs in Milwaukee, Florida, Texas, and elsewhere. Yet, as economist John Merrifield argues in this detailed analysis, today's school choice programs are nothing like the “free market in education” envisioned four decades ago by early proponents of school choice. Rather, they are mired in false alternatives, petty distinctions, and diminished vision, and in their present form are doomed to fail as have so many other government programs. In this text, Merrifield argues for the reformation of the school choice alternative and the eventual establishment of a freely competitive market for education, charting a course for the achievement of this goal.

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John Merrifield is a professor of economics at the University of Texas–San Antonio and a senior research associate at the Education Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He is the author of The School Choice Wars.

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"A provocative and first-rate analysis." -- Bruce V. Manno, former Assistant Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

"An important and very timely contribution." -- John E. Coons, professor of law, University of California, Berkeley

"Considers the prospects for a competitive education industry." -- Journal of Economic Literature June, 2003

"In School Choices, Merrifield has produced a scholarly call-to-arms . . . deserves serious consideration by the strategists of the choice movement." -- Eric A. Hanushek, senior fellow, Hoover Institution

"It is always important to subject movements to re-evaluation . . . Reminds us of the ultimate goal. A valuable contribution." -- Clint Bolick, vice president, Institute for Justice

"This book brilliantly and clearly exposes the superficiality and extraordinary fuzziness of [school reform] labels." -- Seymour B. Sarason, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Yale University

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