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The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research.
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LAWRENCE D. WEINBERG

Doctoral student in the Administration, Training and Policy Studies in the School of Education at Boston University, 135 Washington Street, Apt. 6, Brighton, MA 02135

CHARLES J. RUSSO*

Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Administration, School of Education, 324 Chaminade Hall, Dayton, OH 45469-0534

ALLAN G. OSBORNE

Assistant Principal at Snug Harbor Community School in Quincy, MA and Visiting Associate Professor at Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 02325

Introduction

Vouchers and other methods of ensuring school choice are not new. In fact, the debate over choice may be as old as the nation itself. Even though public aid to religious schools was originally a nonissue because the state-run schools of the seventeenth century had a religious function, twentieth century interpretations of the First Amendment have drastically changed the relationship between the government and religious education. Although most states have constitutional provisions prohibiting the establishment of religion, the implications for the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the federal Establishment Clause are still great. In other words, even though state constitutions can be more protective against the establishment of religion, if the Supreme Court struck down vouchers or another type of aid to nonpublic schools, then they would be unconstitutional throughout the country. Conversely, if the Court were to uphold a particular program, this would not ensure that they would automatically be legal elsewhere. Thus, whether a voucher program is based on state or federal law is significant to its ability to withstand judicial scrutiny.

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Peter McLaren

Professor of Education

University of California, Los Angeles College of Education

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1521

Amy Stuart Wells is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research and writing focuses on ways in which educational policies shape and are shaped by inequality in the larger society. In particular, she examines the politics of race in education. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Peter: I’ve enjoyed your work on school choice very much. Let me begin by asking how you became interested in studying school choice policies?

Amy: I was a graduate student in the late 1980s and early 1990s, at a time when the political debates around school choice were heating up again. Members of the political right, including Presidents Reagan and Bush, had become very vocal supporters of competitive, “free market” kinds of school choice policies. Yet so many of the conservatives’ assumptions about how these reforms would make the educational system “better” and more “efficient” seemed to me to be completely removed from the contextual nature of how people make decisions about where to live or where to send their children to school. So, I decided to write a dissertation that would explore that complexity in response to what I perceived to be oversimplified political rhetoric. I decided to bring Bourdieu’s (1984) conception of “habitus” into conversation with my data on how students and parents make choices.

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Larry E. Frase

Professor of Educational Administration

Specializing in Organizational Psychology

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182

Second Edition

John Carver

Jossey-Bass Publishers

San Francisco, CA, 1997

Reviewed by Shonny Bria, Ph.D.,

Superintendent, Pendergast School

District, 3802 N. 91st Avenue,

Phoenix, AZ 85037

The first edition of John Carver’s Boards That Make a Difference was published in 1990. The second edition was released in 1997. Mr. Carver has used the seven years between printings to fine-tune his critique of problems and inefficiencies plaguing boards that govern public and nonprofit organizations. Boards That Make a Difference takes a hard look at policy-based governance of nonprofit and public organizations, as well as inherent problems within typical board structure and design. First-time readers of this poignant work will instantly note Dr. Carver’s premise that boards unintentionally undermine their efforts by expending time and energy on the “ . . . demonstrably less important, even trivial, items” (p. xiv). Such efforts severely limit boards’ ability to provide strategic board leadership for the organizations they have chosen to serve.

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