Nearly the whole of America's partisan politics centers on a single question: Can markets solve our social problems? And for years this question has played out ferociously in the debates about how we should educate our children. This title offers evidence to undercut this belief, showing that public schools in fact outperform private ones.
Christopher A. Lubienski is professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is coeditor of "The Charter School Experiment: Expectations, Evidence, and Implications "and "School Choice Policies and Outcomes: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives." Sarah Theule Lubienski is professor and associate dean of the Graduate College in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.