Book Discussion on Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and School Choice

Sol Stern discussed his book Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice, published by Encounter… read more

Sol Stern discussed his book Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice, published by Encounter Books. The book explores the topic of school choice for inner-city families. Drawing on personal observation as a parent of New York City schoolchildren, as well as conversations with students, educators and other parents, Mr. Stern contends that privatizing education and initiating voucher programs will present impoverished minority children with options beyond failing neighborhood schools. He goes on to describe successful applications of these programs in cities such as Cleveland and Milwaukee, where inner-city youth were allowed to attend parochial and private schools. The book also details the political history of the New York City public school system and its teachers' unions. After his presentation, Mr. Stern answered questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Peter Flanigan Member Nixon (Richard) Library and Birthplace->Board of Trustees
  • Sol Stern Contributing Editor City Journal

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Book Discussion on Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and School Choice

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2003
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2003

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  • May 31, 2003 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2003 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2003 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 17, 2003 | 4:32am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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