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Peterson, Paul E.

Works: 164 works in 550 publications in 1 language and 43,411 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
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Most widely held works by Paul E Peterson
The education gap : vouchers and urban schools by William G Howell( )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 4,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson, with coauthors Patrick Wolf and David Campbell, report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date." "The result of a massive research enterprise, the book presents data from randomized field trials conducted in New York City; Dayton, Ohio; and Washington, D.C. It also includes findings from a voucher initiative in the Edgewood school district in San Antonio and a randomized field trial evaluation of a program that offered vouchers to 40,000 low-income families nationwide." "The findings shed new light on how existing voucher programs affect students' educational experiences, covering factors such as school climate, class size, homework, resources, and test scores. They also reveal the impact of voucher programs on racial segregation, school-family communication, political tolerance, community social capital, parental satisfaction, and children's self-esteem."--Jacket
No child left behind? : the politics and practice of school accountability( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving schools : from Horace Mann to virtual learning by Paul E Peterson( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the impact Horace Mann, John Dewey, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Shanker, William Bennett, and James Coleman had on the public schools of the United States, describing their roles as mission-driven reformers, and examining how public education will change in the twenty-first century
Charters, vouchers, and public education by Paul E Peterson( )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the most current empirical research on two important innovations reshaping American education today -- voucher programs and charter schools. Contributors include many of the foremost analysts in education policy. Of specific significance is cutting-edge research that evaluates the impact of vouchers on academic performance in the New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dayton, Ohio, school systems. The volume also looks beyond the American experience to consider the impact of market-based education as pioneered by New Zealand. Contributors also take stock of the movement's effects on public schools in particular and public opinion at-large. Also provides summaries of the existing research and the legal issues facing school choice
Learning from school choice by Paul E Peterson( )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While educators, parents, and policy-makers are still debating the pros and cons of school choice, it is now possible to learn from choice experiments in public, private, and charter schools across the country. This book both examines the evidence from these early school choice programs and looks at the larger implications of choice and competition in education
The price of federalism by Paul E Peterson( )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After showing how both theories help explain American federalism, Peterson concludes that the federal system has been evolving in a functional direction. As the costs of transportation and communication have declined, labor and capital have become increasingly mobile, placing states and localities in greater competition with one another. State and local governments are responding to these changes by overlooking the needs of the poor and focusing instead on economic development. Meanwhile, the national government has concentrated on social welfare policy. From this perspective, Peterson evaluates the Republican "Contract with America." He applauds its commitment to decentralizing transportation, education, and other basic services to state and local government. But he says that passing the responsibility for welfare to the states would only induce among them a "race to the bottom."
The Urban underclass by Christopher Jencks( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book comprises 19 essays that attempt to tell the truth about urban poverty, social dislocation, and changes in American family life. They show that the rise in the percentage of children living in poverty is due to an increasing number of female-headed households and a decline in the earnings of young men. The following papers are included: (1) "The Urban Underclass and the Poverty Paradox" (P.E. Peterson); (2) "Is the American Underclass Growing?" (C. Jencks); (3) "Employment and Earnings of Disadvantaged Young Men in a Labor Shortage Economy" (R.B. Freeman); (4) "Gains from Growth? The Impact of Full Employment on Poverty in Boston" (P. Osterman); (5) "Joblessness and Shiftlessness: Labor Force Activity in Chicago's Inner City" (M. Tienda and H. Stier); (6) "Teenage Underclass Behavior and Subsequent Poverty: Have the Rules Changed?" (G.J. Duncan and S.D. Hoffman); (7) "Socioeconomic Change and the Decline of Marriage for Blacks and Whites" (R.D. Mare and C. Winship); (8) "'We'd Love To Hire Them, But ... ': The Meaning of Race for Employers" (J. Kirschenman and K.M. Neckerman); (9) "Ghetto Poverty in the United States, 1970-1980" (P.A. Jargowsky and M.J. Bane); (10) "Residential Segregation of Social and Economic Groups among Blacks, 1970-80" (R. Farley); (11) "Effects of Neighborhoods on Dropping Out of School and Teenage Childbearing" (J. Crane); (12) "How Much Does a High School's Racial and Socioeconomic Mix Affect Graduation and Teenage Fertility Rates?" (S.E. Mayer); (13) "Employment and Earnings of Low-Income Blacks Who Move to Middle-Class Suburbs" (J.E. Rosenbaum and S.J. Popkin); (14) "The Political Behavior of Poor People" (J.M. Berry, K.E. Portney, and K. Thomson); (15) "Neighborhood Effects on Teenage Pregnancy" (E. Anderson); (16) "Culture, Rationality, and the Underclass" (J.D. Greenstone); (17) "Targeting within Universalism: Politically Viable Policies to Combat Poverty in the United States" (T. Skocpol); (18) "Universal and Targeted Approaches to Relieving Poverty: An Alternative View" (R. Greenstein); and (19) "Public Policy Research and the Truly Disadvantaged" (W.J. Wilson). There are 73 tables of statistical data and 23 illustrative figures. (Sld)
School money trials : the legal pursuit of educational adequacy( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adequacy lawsuits have, with little fanfare, emerged as a major alternative strategy in the pursuit of improved public education in the United States. Plaintiffs allege insufficient resources to provide students with the quality of education promised in their state's constitution, hoping the courts will step in and order the state to increase funding levels. Since 1985, more than thirty states have faced such suits. How pervasive--and effective--is this trend? What are its ramifications, in local school districts and on a broader scale? This important new book addresses those questions. In Sch
School choice international : exploring public-private partnerships by R Chakrabarti( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyses and studies public-private partnerships in education and the varied forms they take in different parts of the world, for example it studies publicly-funded vouchers in Chile and Columbia and private schools in India
Schools and the equal opportunity problem by Ludger Woessmann( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, leading researchers from the United States and Europe report on new findings on the effect of education on equal opportunity, using economic and statistical techniques to assess the results of education policy reform in countries including the United States, Britain, Sweden, Germany, and Italy. Much educational research today is focused on assessing reforms that are intended to create equal opportunity for all students. Many current policies aim at concentrating extra resources on the disadvantaged. The state-of-the-art research in "Schools and the Equal Opportunity Problem" suggests, however, that even sizeable differential spending on the disadvantaged will not yield an equality of results. In this CESifo volume, leading scholars from the United States and Europe use the tools of economics to assess the outcome of efforts to solve education's equal opportunity problem in a range of countries, including the United States, Britain, Germany, Sweden, and Italy. The evidence shows some routes for advancement - testing with high performance standards, for example, and well-designed school choice - but also raises considerable doubts about whether many current school policies are effective in dramatically altering the opportunity structure. The evidence presented also calls into question the idea that causal peer effects are very strong. The contributors examine such topics as the link between education and parental income, the problematic past research on peer effects, tracking, the distribution of educational outcomes, human capital policy aimed at disadvantaged students, and private/public school choice
The New urban reality by Paul E Peterson( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine essays, originally presented at an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the University of Chicago, address problems of the changing inner cities of older, industrial metropolitan areas. An introduction reviews important theories of urban development, and the impact of changing technology and racial composition. Part one includes an essay on the increasing isolation of inner city minority groups, and the declining economic opportunities for unskilled, blue collar workers in the inner city. A second essay discusses the gentrification of some urban areas. Part two discusses patterns of racial transition in neighborhoods; the growing urban underclass of unemployable, minority poor; and patterns of ghettoization and suburbanization, then proposes alternative policy responses. Part three focuses on policy responses to the problems. The first essay discusses the link between transportation planning and central-city decline; the second, the apparent rise in crime rates along with the cities' and federal government's responses; the third, fiscal problems of Northeastern cities compared with those of Southwestern cities. The final essay surveys recent trends in large American cities, the role of political forces in their transformation, and possible remedies for cities and their increasingly poor, minority populations. (Mck)
Classifying by race by Paul E Peterson( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs can reverse the course of American history. The essays in this volume, however, recognize that racial classification is an issue that cuts too deep and poses too many constitutional questions to be resolved by slogans of either the right or the left. The contributors to this volume are James Alt, Kenneth Benoit, Henry Brady, John Bruce, Rodolfo O. de la Garza, Andrew Gelman, Lani Guinier, Fredrick C. Harris, Gary King, Robert C. Lieberman, David Ian Lublin, David Metz, Paul E. Peterson, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Kenneth Shepsle, Theda Skocpol, Katherine Tate, Richard Valelly, Sidney Verba, and Margaret Weir. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The global debt crisis : haunting U.S. and European federalism by Paul E Peterson( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Debt crises have placed strains not only on the European Union's nascent federal system but also on the federal system in the United States. Old confrontations over fiscal responsibility are being renewed, often in a more virulent form, in places as far flung as Detroit, Michigan, and Valencia, Spain, to say nothing of Greece and Cyprus. Increasing the complexity of the issue has been public sector collective bargaining, now a component of most federal systems. The attendant political controversies have become the debate of a generation. Paul Peterson and Daniel Nadler have assembled experts from both sides of the Atlantic to break down the structural flaws in federal systems of government that have led to economic and political turmoil. Proposed solutions offer ways to preserve and restore vibrant federal systems that meet the needs of communities struggling for survival in an increasingly unified global economy."--Publisher's description
Our schools and our future : --are we still at risk? by Paul E Peterson( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When A nation at risk was published 20 years ago, it was seen as something of the Peyton Place of education reports: it stunned the establishment, readers threw up their hands and proclaimed themselves shocked by it, but no one could tear themselves away from reading it. Now, on the 20th anniversary of the original report, the Koret Task Force tells a no less compelling story."--Back cover
Endangering prosperity : a global view of the American school by Eric A Hanushek( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compares the performance of American schools with that of other countries against the background of an increasingly globalizing world, introducing new competition for talent, markets, capital, and opportunity, and shows mixed results for U.S. students and recommends areas where American schools and education should be improved"--
Commissions, reports, reforms, and educational policy by David Nathan Plank( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blue-ribbon" commissions are an increasingly common feature of the American political landscape. This book examines the roles that blue-ribbon commissions and their reports have played in educational policymaking. The book begins with a foreword by Paul E. Peterson and an introductory chapter, "Commissions and Change" by Rick Ginsberg and David N. Plank. Part 2 contains chapters by authors, policymakers, and practitioners: (2) "a Nation at Risk: Ugly Duckling No Longer" (Milton Goldberg and Anita Madan Renton); (3) "a Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century: The Report of the Carnegie Forum on Education and the Economy's Task Force on Teaching as a Profession" (Marc Tucker); (4) "Committee for Economic Development: Shaping Policies and Partnerships for America's Children" (Laurie Miller McNeill and Sandra Kessler Hamburg); (5) "Impact of Commission Reports in the South and on South Carolina's Comprehensive School Reform Efforts of the 1980s" (Richard W. Riley and Terry K. Peterson); and (6) "Using Task Forces in Local Educational Agencies to Develop Educational Policy" (Richard C. Wallace, Jr., Patricia Crawford, and Mary Ellen Kirby). The third part includes analyses of several commission reports: (7) "The Rhetoric of School Reform Reports: Sacred, Skeptical, and Cynical Interpretations" (Noreen B. Garman and Patricia C. Holland); (8) "Summits, Task Forces, and Commissions as Ceremonial Dance" (Terrence E. Deal); (9) "Substance and Symbolism in the Education Commission Reports" (Lars G. Bjork); and (10) "Teacher Professionalism and the Commission Reports: The Prospects for Creating a Learner-Centered Profession of Teaching" (Linda Darling-Hammond and Barnett Berry). Chapters in Part 4 focus on issues excluded from or minimally treated in commission reports: (11) "Gender and the Reports: The Case of the Missing Piece" (Lois Weis); (12) "Minorities and Educational Reform: a Question of Equity and Excellence" (Tom Thompson); (13) "Why Do Educational Reform Commissions Fail to Address Special Education?" (Michael M. Gerber and Melvyn I. Semmel); and (14) "Effective Schools ... and Beyond" (Charles L. Glenn). Part 5 contains the epilogue: (15) "The Future of Reform Commissions" (Rick Ginsberg and David N. Plank). References accompany each chapter. An index is included. (Lmi)
The President, the Congress, and the making of foreign policy( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This growth in partisan conflict might be thought to have grave implications for the capacity of the executive to conduct foreign policy, but even after the end of the Vietnam war, major decisions were executive ones. During the Carter and Reagan administrations it was the president who reversed a policy of detente with the Soviet Union. The Bush administration defined the U.S. response to the collapse of the Soviet empire and committed troops to Saudi Arabia
Teachers versus the public : what Americans think about their schools and how to fix them by Paul E Peterson( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive exploration of 21st Century school politics, Teachers versus the Public offers the first comparison of the education policy views of both teachers and the public as a whole, and reveals a deep, broad divide between the opinions held by citizens and those who teach in the public schools. Among the findings: #x95; Divisions between teachers and the public are wider and deeper than differences between other groups often thought to contest school policy, such as Republicans and Democrats, the young and the old, the rich and the poor, or African Americans and whites. #x95; The teacher-public gap is widest on such issues as merit pay, teacher tenure reform, impact of teacher unions, school vouchers, charter schools, and requirements to test students annually. #x95; Public support for school vouchers for all students, charter schools, and parent trigger laws increases sharply when people are informed of the national ranking of student performance in their local school district. #x95; Public willingness to give local schools high marks, its readiness to support higher spending levels, and its support for teacher unions all decline when the public learns the national ranking of their local schools. #x95; On most issues, teacher opinion does not change in response to new information nearly as much as it does for the public as a whole. In fact, the gap between what teachers and the public think about school reform grows even wider when both teachers and the public are given more information about current school performance, current expenditure levels, and current teacher pay. The book provides the first experimental study of public and teacher opinion. Using a recently developed research strategy, the authors ask differently worded questions about the same topic to randomly chosen segments of representative groups of citizens. This approach allows them to
The New direction in American politics by John E Chubb( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When federalism works by Paul E Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No child left behind? : the politics and practice of school accountability
No child left behind? : the politics and practice of school accountabilitySaving schools : from Horace Mann to virtual learningCharters, vouchers, and public educationLearning from school choiceThe price of federalismThe Urban underclassSchool money trials : the legal pursuit of educational adequacySchool choice international : exploring public-private partnerships
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Peterson, Paul

Peterson, Paul 1940-

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