David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Perhaps one million American children are currently being educated at home pursuant to a public school-guided home schooling program. Charter schools, which are innovative public schools freed from many governmental regulations, exist in most states. And public school choice allows school children in many states to attend a public school of their preference. American public education is not monolithic. The thesis of this Article is that American public education has changed, and will continue to change, to meet the challenges of the new Millennium. The Article begins with a section discussing the history of American public education, emphasizing its evolution over time. The bulk of the Article analyzes three models of public school change: home schooling, charter schools, and public school choice. Each model is explained and critiqued, with an eye toward demonstrating that American public education is more flexible and innovative than it is generally considered to be. Hence, the Article concludes, it is possible and preferable to continue to reform public education from within, rather than instituting publically-funded voucher programs to steer students into private education. American elementary and secondary education has always had an overwhelmingly public orientation (eighty-eight per-cent of American children attend public schools) and should not be replaced by private education funded by public moneys. American public education will evolve to meet the economic and other challenges of the twenty-first century.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Devaney & William Weber (2003). Abandoning the Public Good: How Universities Have Helped Privatize Higher Education. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 1 (2):175-179.
James M. Hester (1971). Private and Public Higher Education. Thought 46 (3):406-414.
Deron Boyles (2011). The Privatized Public: Antagonism for a Radical Democratic Politics in Schools? Educational Theory 61 (4):433-450.
Kenneth R. Howe (1990). AIDS Education in the Public Schools: Old Wine in New Bottles? Journal of Moral Education 19 (2):114-123.
Maureen Carroll, Educating Expelled Students After No Child Left Behind: Mending an Incentive Structure That Discourages Alternate Education and Reinstatement.
H. Carlton Bowyer† & L. Herbert McCree (1997). National Goals for Education and The Language of Education. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (1/2):139-148.
Randall S. Hewitt (2006). Democratic Education: A Deweyan Reminder. Education and Culture 22 (2):43-60.
Robert H. Chappell (1978). Anarchy Revisited: An Inquiry Into the Public Education Dilemma. Journal of Libertarian Studies 2 (4):357-372.
David F. Labaree (2011). Consuming the Public School. Educational Theory 61 (4):381-394.
Chris Higgins (2011). The Possibility of Public Education in an Instrumentalist Age. Educational Theory 61 (4):451-466.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads5 ( #233,306 of 1,099,541 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #300,754 of 1,099,541 )
How can I increase my downloads?