Breaking Free by Sol Stern
Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice

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The first book to transform school choice from an abstract policy issue into a question of basic personal freedom--and indeed, for minority children at the bottom of the social ladder, into a question of survival.
 

About Sol Stern

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Sol Stern has written for the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic and City Journal. His articles on schools helped persuade former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani to support vouchers for poor children. Mr. Stern is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and lives with his family in New York City.
 
Published January 25, 2003 by Encounter Books. 237 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Using engaging personal narrative, journalist Stern explores the demand for school choice among inner-city families.

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City Journal

According to a recent report from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), “average reading and mathematics scores in 2012 for 17-year-olds were not significantly different from scores in the first assessment year [1971].” There have been some improvements in reading and math scores ...

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