Contents. Figures and Tables. Author and Associates. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I. PUBLIC POLICY AND COLLEGE ACCESS. 1. Globalization. 2. The Public Interest. Part II. STATE INDICATORS. 3. Academic Access. 4. Financial Access. 5. Pathways and Markets. Part III. STUDENT OUTCOMES: REANALYSES OF THE NELS. 6. Access to Advanced Math. 7. Enrollment. 8. Attainment. Part IV. THE PUBLIC INTEREST. 9. Improving Access and College Success. 10. Redefining the Public Interest. References. Index
Economic globalization has been accompanied by implementation of education reforms linked to accountability and public finance schemes that emphasize student choice in schools and student loans in higher education. This book provides a systematic evaluation of the effects of state education reforms and finance policies over the past decades. It includes a discussion of the need for a fundamental rethinking of educational policy in the United States.
Provides a systematic evaluation of the effects of state education reforms and finance policies the past decades
Discusses the need for a fundamental rethinking of educational policy in the U. S.
Suggests strategies for enhancing accountability and choice schemes to improve equity while continuing to improve student achievement