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The Case for Choice

Harry Brighouse

in School Choice and Social Justice

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257874
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257876.003.0002
 The Case for Choice

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Describes the main kinds of school choice: public school choice, charter schools, and school vouchers. It looks at a series of arguments for school choice reforms, including Milton Friedman's original argument for vouchers, arguments based on parental rights, and arguments based on libertarianism. It examines the public goods based argument for state funding of schools (which Milton Friedman's case for vouchers assumes) and shows why it fails.

Keywords: charter schools; externalities; Milton Friedman; libertarianism; markets; parental rights; public goods; school choice; school vouchers

Chapter.  12311 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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