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Title Improving school accountability : check-ups or choice / edited by Timothy J. Gronberg, Dennis W. Jansen.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, [2006]
Edition First edition.

Series Advances in applied microeconomics, 0278-0984 ; v. 14
Advances in applied microeconomics ; v. 14. 0278-0984
Subject Educational accountability -- United States.
Public schools -- United States.
Alt Name Gronberg, Timothy J.
Jansen, Dennis W.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages).
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover; Copyright page; Contents; List of Contributors; Editors' Introduction; Tinkering Toward Accolades: School Gaming under a Performance Accountability System; Accountability, Ability and Disability: Gaming the System?; Do Good High Schools Produce Good College Students? Early Evidence from New York City; Efficiency and Performance in Texas Public Schools; An Examination of Student Achievement in Michigan Charter Schools; Does School Choice Increase School Quality? Evidence from North Carolina Charter Schools.
Summary This volume brings together ten papers by outstanding researchers who tackle important economic issues surrounding school accountability reforms. The existing state of K-12 public education in the United States is perceived as unacceptable by a large number and wide variety of critics. How to improve upon this state is the subject of much disagreement. The public discussion is heated, and even the academic debate is often sharp. One common thread of argument stresses the need to increase accountability as a strategy for improving public school quality. There are two broad mechanisms for i.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780080475738 (electronic bk.)
0080475736 (electronic bk.)
076231351X (hbk.)
9780762313518 (hbk.)
OCLC # 166141441
Additional Format Print version: Improving school accountability. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier JAI, ©2006 076231351X 9780762313518 (OCoLC)70230180