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Choosing Schools:
Consumer Choice and the Quality of American Schools
Mark Schneider, Paul Teske, & Melissa Marschall

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Figures vii
List of Tables ix
Acknowlegments xiii
Introduction School Choice, Parent Incentives, and the Use of Information 3
PART ONE
Chapter 1 Reinventing the Governance Structure of Education: School Choice as Educational Reform 21
Chapter 2 Parent Behavior and the Demand Side of School Choice 39
Chapter 3 Studying Choice: The Research Design 59
PART TWO
Chapter 4 The Distribution of Preferences: What Do Parents Want from Schools? 87
Chapter 5 How Do Parents Search for Information? 108
Chapter 6 Building Social Networks to Search for Information about Schools 126
PART THREE
Chapter 7 The Distribution of Knowledge: How Much Do Parents Know about the Schools? 149
Chapter 8 Allocational Efficiency: You Can't Always Get What You Want -- But Some Do 164
Chapter 9 Productive Efficiency: Does School Choice Affect Academic Performance? 185
Chapter 10 Does Choice Increase Segregation and Stratification? 204
Chapter 11 Choosing Together Is Better than Bowling Alone: School Choice and the Creation of Social Capital 223
Chapter 12 Opting Out of Public Schools: Can Choice Affect the Relationship between Private and Public Schools? 238
CONCLUSION
Chapter 13 Myths and Markets: Choice Is No Panacea, But It Does Work 261
Notes 275
References 285
Index 307

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