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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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Shopping for Schools

Shopping for Schools

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(p.96) Chapter Five Shopping for Schools
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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/9780300099423.003.0005

This chapter assesses the experiences of parents as they choose schools. It uses data from the survey research of parents' school choice in the cities of Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Denver. Analysis shows that the factors that parents find important in a school are student achievement, curriculum, and teacher performance.

Keywords:   parents' school choice, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Denver, student achievement, curriculum, teacher performance

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