School Choice as a Public Policy: Change in Educational Reform
Harris, Joel A.
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I decided to focus on the issue of school choice. There are several variations of school choice programs, as I will explain later, but more specifically I found the topic appealing because education reform seems unavoidable. Cries of an unjust system resonate from rural as well as urban districts and come from all races, but those who have the poorest facilities and greatest need for change are predominantly individuals from lower socioeconomic classes. There is good reason to believe that many children are denied a quality education simply because they come from a disadvantaged background. If their needs are not met, they will certainly become alienated and disenfranchised. Given this fact, we are obligated to enhance our public educational system. If we assume the current system has contributed to declines in educational quality, then we must look for new solutions to these problems. School Choice is the most popular alternative to the current system and is widely debated by politicians as well as the academic community.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.