Why “School Choice” is a Strange Term: America’s Schools in International Context
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Why is there so much debate about “school choice” in American education? How do other democracies support choice - and why? Join Ashley Berner, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy, as she brings to life the idea of an American education system that draws upon the pluralistic, civil society model that guides public education in democracies across the globe.
Ashley Berner is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School Education. She served previously as the Deputy Director of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy and the Director of the Education Program at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, UVa. Dr. Berner has published articles and book chapters on the relationship between educational structure and state funding in democratic nations, religious education and citizenship formation, and teacher preparation in different national contexts and, and, through Palgrave MacMillan published Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School in 2017.