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Allen, Ann; Saultz, Andrew – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Using theories of representation and democratic education, this article examines the impetus of parent trigger policies in the United States and their potential effects on public good goals for public education. The article also uses theories of representation and responsible democratic governance to assess the parent trigger policies, or what are…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Public Education, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Darby, Derrick; Saatcioglu, Argun – Theory and Research in Education, 2015
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual's control. In this article, we challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge on emphasizing the distinction rather than the relationship between choices and circumstances. We utilize an empirical…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, School Choice