Updated to reflect the latest developments and increasing scope of school-based options, the second edition of the Handbook of Research on School Choice makes readily available the most rigorous and policy-relevant research on K–12 school choice.

This comprehensive research handbook begins with scholarly overviews that explore historical, political, economic, legal, methodological, and international perspectives on school choice. In the following sections, experts examine the research and current state of common forms of school choice: charter schools, school vouchers, and magnet schools. The concluding section brings together perspectives on other key topics such as accountability, tax credit scholarships, parent decision-making, and marginalized students.

With empirical perspectives on all aspects of this evolving sphere of education, this is a critical resource for researchers, faculty, and students interested in education policy, the politics of education, and educational leadership.

section Section I|100 pages

Perspectives on School Choice

section Section II|73 pages

Charter Schools

section Section III|63 pages

School Vouchers

chapter 13|15 pages

Perspectives on School Vouchers

chapter 14|10 pages

The New Politics and Governance of School Vouchers

Outcomes and Oversight in an Era of At-Scale Choice

chapter 17|12 pages

Voucher Outcomes

section Section IV|46 pages

Magnet Schools

chapter 19|14 pages

The Social Context of Magnet School Programs

How Choosing Schools Intersects with District Policies to Influence Racial Integration

chapter 20|12 pages

Magnet School Outcomes

section Section V|109 pages

Other Aspects of School Choice

chapter 23|18 pages

Schools of Choice and Marginalized Students

Students with Disabilities and English Learners

chapter 27|15 pages

Tax Credit Scholarships in an Evolving School Choice Arena

Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice