The comingling of neoliberal ideology, methods, and funding in school choice politics and research

Julian Vasquez Heilig, T. Jameson Brewer, Frank Adamson

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When considering the politics of school choice, it is important to examine the ramifications of political ideology on market-based school choice research. This chapter points out that a sector of research suggesting positive findings of school choice models is continually conducted and promoted by ideologically driven, neoliberal organizations. To establish a background of understanding, the chapter begins with a synthesis of the pertinent literature on the conceptions and the funding of market-based school choice research. Next, it discusses the role of the production and politics of market-based school choice research for conceptualizing the current educational policy environment. In the third section, the chapter delves into the politics of using market-based school choice research, focusing on the community level. It concludes by discussing the implications of how comingling ideology, methods, and funding informs the public discourse about market-based school choice and fits into the larger conversation about education reform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on School Choice
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351210430
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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