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School Choice and the Question of AccountabilityThe Milwaukee Experience$
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Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300099423

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300099423.001.0001

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Parental Choice, Parental Power, and Accountability

Parental Choice, Parental Power, and Accountability

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(p.22) Chapter Two Parental Choice, Parental Power, and Accountability
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School Choice and the Question of Accountability
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Emily Van Dunk

Anneliese M. Dickman

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099423.003.0002

This chapter examines the link between parental choice and the success or failure of voucher schools. It first discusses what the history of the choice program tells about parental desires and decisions. It then examines the impact of free market accountability on enrollment in schools. The link between accountability and supply and demand of voucher seats is also explored. Finally, the chapter discusses the role of parental choice in the education marketplace.

Keywords:   parental choice, voucher schools, free market accountability, accountability, voucher seats, education marketplace

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