Private Education: Studies in Choice and Public Policy by Daniel C. Levy

By Daniel C. Levy

This ebook makes a speciality of the connection among deepest and public schooling in a comparative context. The individuals emphasize the connection among inner most offerings and public coverage as they impact the department of work among private and non-private non-profit faculties, faculties, and universities. Their essays learn the types of selections provided through each one quarter, in addition to the results of current and proposed public regulations at the intersectoral department of work. Written from neither a pro-private nor a pro-public perspective, the members element to the ways that they suspect one region or the opposite might be finest for definite targets or teams.

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16. " For an interesting discussion, see Henry M. Levin, "Educational Choice and the Pains of Democracy," in James and Levin, pp. 17—38. 17. For a revelant historical view of why our dual-sector structure evolved, and of chang- Private Choice and Public Policy 27 ing notions of private and public, see Thomas James "Questions About Educational Choice: An Argument from History," in James and Levin, pp. 55—70. 18. Erickson points out that "public failure" may occur alongside differential rates of growth and decline in various kinds of private schools.

Such bases can deal with finance, governance, mission, and effectiveness not defined by standard achievement tests. For elaboration, see Daniel C. Levy, "A Comparison of Private and Public Educational Organizations," in Powell. The article, complementing our volume, concludes that intersectoral differences are substantial despite important exceptions, and that many of these differences Private Choice and Public Policy 25 relate to a lesser scope and greater "specialism" in private as opposed to public educational institutions.

Part III deals less with the religious subsector, reflecting the lesser weight and less marked orientation of religion at the highereducation level. 10. We are grateful to Bruce S. Cooper for helping to identify as salient the several types of comparisons found throughout this volume. 11. All the school chapters deal with elementary and secondary schools. The only partial exception would be Murnane's; but while his data are on high schools, most of his arguments and concepts deal with school levels inclusively.

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