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Alternative Schooling and School Choice

by Allan G Osborne, Jr, Charles J Russo and Gerald M Cattaro SAGE Publications, Inc
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Education of Americaas school children always has been and always will be a hot-button issue. From what should be taught to how to pay for education to how to keep kids safe in schools, impassioned debates emerge and mushroom, both within the scholarly community and among the general public. This volume in the point/counterpoint Debating Issues in American Education reference series tackles the topic of alternative schooling and school choice. Fifteen to twenty chapters explore such varied issues as charter schools, for-profit schools, faith-based schools, magnet schools, vouchers, and more. Each chapter opens with an introductory essay by the volume editor, followed by point/counterpoint articles written and signed by invited experts, and concludes with Further Readings and Resources, thus providing readers with views on multiple sides of alternative schooling and school choice issues and pointing them toward more in-depth resources for further exploration.
Allan G. Osborne, Jr. is the former the Principal of the Snug Harbor Community School in Quincy, Massachusetts. Retired after 34 years as a special education teacher and school administrator, he is currently spends his time writing and teaching graduate courses in school law and special education law. He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Boston College. Allan Osborne has authored or coauthored numerous articles, monographs, textbooks, and textbook chapters on special education law, along with textbooks on other aspects of special education. A past President of the Education Law Association (ELA) and recipient of the McGhehey Award for lifetime achievement in educational law, he has been a frequent presenter at ELA conferences and writes the aStudents with Disabilitiesa chapter of the Yearbook of Education Law, which is published by ELA. Allan Osborne is on the Editorial Advisory Committee of Westas Education Law Reporter and is coeditor of the aEducation Law Into Practicea section of that journal. He also serves as an editorial consultant for many other publications in education law, administration, and special education. Charles J. Russo, is the Joseph Panzer Chair in Education in the School of Education and Allied Professions and Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at the University of Dayton, Ohio. The 1998a1999 President of the Education Law Association and 2002 recipient of its McGhehey (Lifetime Achievement) Award, he is the author of almost 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of 32 books. He has been the editor of the Yearbook of Education Law for the Education Law Association since 1995 and has written or coauthored almost 700 publications; he is also the editor of two academic journals and serves as a member of more than a dozen editorial boards. He has spoken and taught extensively on issues in Education Law in the United States and in twenty-two other Nations on all six inhabited continents. In recognition of his work in Education Law other countries, he received an honorary Ph.D. from Potchefstroom University, now the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University, in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in May of 2004.