Since the 1983 report A Nation at Risk, public schools have been more scrutinized. Among the reforms discussed, much attention has focused on increasing parental choice and competition in education. This qualitative study used interviews with nine policy actors involved in the Texas school voucher debate to determine how they construct, perceive, and respond to arguments for or against school vouchers. The responses were analyzed for common themes, trends, and shared meanings through the lens of Belfield and Levin's (2005) framework and Marshall, Mitchell, and Wirt's (1989) assumptive worlds fit model. Further, the study examined the cycle of voucher bill introduction in Texas to determine why the issue continues to be debated and whether or not the voucher movement is gaining or losing ground.The interview with Corte was conducted in his San Antonio office, located near the medical complex northwest of ... Corte, a Republican from San Antonio, is a small business operator who has been involved in property management and landanbsp;...
|Title||:||Issues of Choice and Reform in Texas: Policy Actors' Response to Questions Regarding School Vouchers|
|Author||:||Randall Joe Burks|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|