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Suggested Reading on Educational Choice


Boffetti, Jason. All Schools Are Public Schools . Washington, D.C.: Faith and Reason Institute, 2001.

Brouillette, Matthew J. The Case for Choice in Schooling: Restoring Parental Control of Education . Midland, Michigan: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2001.

Chubb, John and Terry Moe. Politics, Markets, and America’s Schools . Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institute, 1990.

Coulson, Andrew J. Market Education: The Unknown History . New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1999.

D’Souza, Dinesh. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus . New York: Free Press, 1991.

du Pont, Pete, John C. Goodman, and Fritz F. Steiger, eds. An Education Agenda: Let Parents Choose Their Children's Schools . Dallas: National Center for Policy Analysis, 2001.

Durant, Clark. An Education for a Good Life . Grand Rapids: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1996.

Finn, Chester E. Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Gregg Vanourek. Charter Schools in Action . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Fliegel, Seymour. Miracle in East Harlem: The Fight for Choice in Public Education . New York: Time Books, 1993.

Garnett, Nicole Stelle and Richard W. “School Choice, the First Amendment, and Social Justice.” In the Texas Review of Law & Politics . Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 2000), pp. 301-363.

Holland, James C. Grand Rapids: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1997.

Holt, Mikel. Not Yet “Free at Last.” Oakland, California: ICS Press, 2000.

Klesney, Joseph. “School Choice and Parental Duty: Returning Subsidiarity to Education.” Acton News & Commentary. June 5, 2000.

Klesney, Joseph and Michael B. Barkey. “School Choice: A Prudent Path toward Liberty.” In the St. Croix Review . Vol. 33, No. 6 (December 2000), pp. 27-29.

Lieberman, Myron. Public Education: An Autopsy . Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Martino, Antonio. “ Centesimus Annus and the Dialogue between Catholic Thought and Liberal Thought: Education–A Case in Point.“ In Centesimus Annus: Assessment and Perspectives for the Future of Catholic Social Doctrine . Ed. John-Peter Pham. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1998.

Nash, Ronald. “The Myth of a Value-Free Education.” In Religion & Liberty . Vol. 1, No. 4 (July-August 1991), pp. 1-2, 6.

Neuhaus, Richard John (ed.). Democracy and the Renewal of Public Education . Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1987.

Olasky, Marvin. “Faith Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?” In the Austin American-Statesman . April 28, 1999.

Randolph, Gregory P. “Parental Rights in the Education of Children.” In Beyond the State . Grand Rapids: Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, 1994.

Ravitz, Diane. Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms . New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Ruderman, Richard S. and R. Kenneth Godwin. “Liberalism and Parental Control of Education.” In the Review of Politics . Vol. 62, No. 3 (Summer 2000), pp. 503-529.

Sirico, Robert A. “The First and Fundamental School.” In Religion & Liberty . Vol. 9, No. 3 (May-June 1999), p. 15.

Witte, John F. The Market Approach to Education . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.