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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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What Parents Know

What Parents Know

An Examination of Informed Consumers

(p.74) Chapter Four What Parents Know
School Choice and the Question of Accountability

Emily Van Dunk

Anneliese M. Dickman

Yale University Press

This chapter examines whether parents are able to send a clear message to schools by the act of choosing a school. It discusses the existence of informed consumers, focusing on the level of knowledge parents have that influences their decision in choosing or leaving a school. The chapter examines the following educational options for parents in the Milwaukee area: both aspects of the interdistrict Chapter 220 program (that is, suburban students choosing city schools as well as city students choosing suburban schools); the intradistrict three-choice selection process within Milwaukee public schools; and traditional tuition-based private schooling.

Keywords:   informed consumers, educational options, Milwaukee, Chapter 220 program, suburban students, city schools, city students, private schoolling

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