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Peterson, Paul E.

Overview
Works: 61 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 39,268 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text
Classifications: JK261, 320.973
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Most widely held works by Paul E Peterson
The Urban underclass by Christopher Jencks( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 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)
The price of federalism by Paul E Peterson( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 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 education gap : vouchers and urban schools by William G Howell( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,030 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( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The New direction in American politics by John E Chubb( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the government govern?( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New urban reality by Paul E Peterson( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 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)
When federalism works by Paul E Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 869 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
Race and authority in urban politics; community participation and the war on poverty by J. David Greenstone( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The President, the Congress, and the making of foreign policy( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 608 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
Learning from school choice by Paul E Peterson( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains revised versions of 16 essays presented at a conference, "Rethinking School Governance," hosted by Harvard's Program on Education Policy and Governance in June 1997. Part 1, "Introduction," contains two chapters: (1) "School Choice: a Report Card" (Paul E. Peterson); and (2) "The Case for Charter Schools" (Bryan C. Hassel). Part 2, "School Choice and School Reform," contains three chapters: (3) "Governance and Educational Quality" (John E. Brandl); (4) "Civic Values in Public and Private Schools (Jay P. Green); and (5) "Policy Churn and the Plight of Urban School Reform" (Frederick M. Hess). Part 3, "Public School Choice," contains five chapters: (6) "Analyzing School Choice Reforms That Use America's Traditional Forms of Parental Choice" (Caroline M. Hoxby); (7) "Interdistrict Choice in Massachusetts" (David L. Armour and Brett M. Peiser); (8) "Charter Schools as Seen by Students, Teachers, and Parents" (Gregg Vanourek, Bruno V. Manno, Chester E. Finn, Jr., And Louann A. Bierlein); (9) "The Performance of Privately Managed Schools: An Early Look at the Edison Project" (John E. Chubb); and (10) "Charter Schools: Politics and Practice in Four States" (Bryan C. Hassel). Part 4, "Vouchers for Private Schools," contains four chapters: (11) "Comparing Public Choice and Private Voucher Programs in San Antonio" (R. Kenneth Godwin, Frank P. Kemerer, and Valerie J. Martinez); (12) "Evidence from the Indianapolis Voucher Program" (David J. Weinschrott and Sally B. Kilgore); (13) "School Choice in Milwaukee: a Randomized Experiment" (Jay P. Greene, Paul E. Peterson, Jiangtao Du); and (14) "Lessons from the Cleveland Scholarship Program" (Jay P. Greene, William G. Howell, and Paul E. Peterson). Part 5, "Constitutional Issues," contains two chapters: (15) "Why Parents Should Choose" (Stephen G. Gilles); and (16) "School Choice and State Constitutional Law" (Joseph P. Viteritti). (Contains 112 tables and 23 figures.) (Rib)
Classifying by race by Paul E Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 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. (Publisher)
Our schools and our future : --are we still at risk? by Paul E Peterson( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 543 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
School money trials : the legal pursuit of educational adequacy( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 403 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
The global debt crisis : haunting U.S. and European federalism by Paul E Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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
Schools and the equal opportunity problem by Ludger Woessmann( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 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
School choice international : exploring public-private partnerships by R Chakrabarti( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 206 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
Commissions, reports, reforms, and educational policy by David Nathan Plank( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 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)
 
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The Urban underclass
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Paul E. Peterson American academic

Peterson, Paul

Peterson, Paul 1940-

Peterson, Paul E

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The price of federalismThe education gap : vouchers and urban schoolsNo child left behind? : the politics and practice of school accountabilityWhen federalism worksSaving schools : from Horace Mann to virtual learningRace and authority in urban politics; community participation and the war on povertyThe President, the Congress, and the making of foreign policyLearning from school choice