School Choice and School Improvement
Mark Berends, Marisa Cannata and Ellen B. Goldring, Eds.
Part II. Introduction and Overview School Choice Debates, Research, and Context
Toward Systematic Understand and Better Educational Policy
by the editors: Mark Berends, Marisa Cannata, and Ellen B. Goldring
Part II. Effects of Choice on Student Outcomes School Vouchers in the Nation's Capital
Summary of Experimental Impacts
Patrick J. Wolf, Brian Kisida, Babette Gutmann, Michael Puma, Lou Rizzo, and Nada Eissa
Charter School Effects in Indianapolis
An Analysis of Student Achievement Gains
Anna Nicotera, Maria Mendiburo, and Mark Berends
Eighth Graders and Compliance
Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Noncognitive Skills of Early Adolescents
Paul E. Peterson and Martina G. Viarengo
Does Intradistrict Transfer Make the Grade?
A Case Study of the Effects of School Choice on Achievement
Kristie J. R. Phillips, Charles S. Hausman, and Elisabeth S, Larsen
PART III: Parent Choice Do Parents Do As They Say?
Choosing Indianapolis Charter Schools
Marc L. Stein, Ellen Goldring, and Xiu Cravens
Barriers to Access
High School Choice Processes and Outcomes in Chicago
E. David Stevens, Marisa de la Torre, and David Johnson
Information Immigrant Families About High School Choice in New York City
PART IV: Competition and Segregation Effects of Choice How Do Principals Respond to Charter School Competition?
Understanding the Mechanisms of the Competitive Effects of Choice
Shaking Up Public Schools with Competition
Are They Changing the Way They Spend Money?
David Arsen and Yongmei Ni
True of False?
America's Charter Schools Skim the Cream from the Top
Ron Zimmer, Brian Gill, Kevin Booker, Stephane Lavertu, and John Witte
Does Parental Choice Foster Segregated Schools?
Insights from the Netherlands
Helen F. Ladd, Edward B. Fiske, and Nienke Ruijs
Notes About the Editors About the Contributors Index
Appendices to some chapters can be viewed online:
Eighth Graders and Compliance: Social Capital and School Sector Impacts on the Noncognitive Skills of Early Adolescents